Recently I heard you speak and you mentioned using RoundUp could hurt more than the weeds in my yard. Can you explain? Happy to expound on this one. A few weeks ago a neighborhood association asked me to look over their contract with a local lawn maintenance company. Immediately I redlined a problem: it specifically… Continue reading Weeds or Woes? Choosing an Organic Method COULD Save Your Life!
Lately, I've gotten several questions about the best way to start seeds in the ground, also called straight sown seeds. (Of course, I don't DO straight lines, so that is a bit of an oxymoron at my house.....) I don't know that my way is the BEST, but it works well for me. I'm open… Continue reading Planting seeds straight into the ground
While in Little Rock last weekend speaking at the Arkansas Literary Festival, I had the chance to experience a beautiful city I'd only passed through, not been to, previously. I also got to see a renowned gardener's garden while in town: P. Allen Smith. Now he doesn't actually LIVE in this house much, apparently. I… Continue reading P. Allen’s Little Rock
When you follow the rules in gardening, it works. When you don't, it doesn't. But the rules we must follow are not OURS. They are nature's rules. That's why gardening seems difficult. We Americans tend to be proud of our rule-breaking ways! Actually, rules make things much easier and as Andy Rooney loved to ask,… Continue reading YOU CAN GROW THAT: squash isn’t just a child’s game!
Some of my lettuce is beginning to bolt. Just when it starts getting too hot in the kitchen and I prefer a cool salad over a warm meal, my salad fixins' peter out on me. While I LIKE flowers, when a stalk shoots up on lettuce to produce flowers - thus producing seeds - I… Continue reading Easy to grow from seed: LET US have LETTUCE!