landscape design, native plants, stones, Uncategorized, when to plant

FREE FRIDAY! and Summer is NOT the time to plant

To celebrate August, the end-of- summer (since schools start ever-earlier), I'll have a FREE FRIDAY tomorrow. Go to my author FaceBook page and pick which one of my children's books you want and I'll pick you. Or Gus the Wonder Cat will pick for me. IF he's in the mood for that kind of thing.… Continue reading FREE FRIDAY! and Summer is NOT the time to plant

heirloom plants, nutritional value of plants, organic, plant selection, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening

Easy to grow from seed: LET US have LETTUCE!

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!

CSA, IPM, Uncategorized

Too many peppers, too little time!

Last week I told you I got the chance to visit Home Sweet Farm, settled by gentleman Farmer Brad and his adorable wife Jenny along with their two daughters and various beasts - both tame and not-so-much - including horses, dogs, and chickens.  Everyone at Home Sweet Farm not only pitches in with chores,  they… Continue reading Too many peppers, too little time!