Gardening

Planting and enjoying Zinnias

Planting and enjoying Zinnias

Zinnias would not have been one of my favorite flowers prior to this year, but this year I am learning to really appreciate and enjoy them.  Last year at market, someone gave me a packet of Zinnia seeds.  I had never grown Zinnias before, but […]

Hand pollinating squash

Hand pollinating squash

Back when we lived and gardened in Georgia, I had never heard of hand pollinating squash.  I did not really give the idea of squash being pollinated much thought at all.  I planted a garden, prayed for it to prosper and nature took care of […]

What to do with too tall tomato plants

What to do with too tall tomato plants

Have you ever started your own tomato seeds only to end up with too tall tomato plants?  It happened to me this year.  The cold lingered on longer than expected and the plants kept growing until the tomato plants were too tall.  They can often […]

Easy way to plant Pepper Plants

Easy way to plant Pepper Plants

As I wrote about previously, I like to individually plant my seeds in egg shells.  This is how I usually plant pepper plants.  While I did plant some pepper plants in egg shells this year, I also planted some in flat trays.  The Banana Pepper […]

Planting in egg shells – eight reasons

Planting in egg shells – eight reasons

Planting in egg shells vs. a couple of other methods.  Egg shells are my favorite starter container. I have tried the method of planting in bathroom paper rolls.  I did not have a good experience with this.  The cardboard was a perfect water holding and […]

How I finally avoided cabbage worms in my cabbage and kale

How I finally avoided cabbage worms in my cabbage and kale

Every year those little white moths fly about the garden and every year my cabbage was chewed to pieces by the little resulting cabbage worms.  I tried various tips for organic gardening.  I sprinkled then with salt.  The salt just rolled off the stiff cabbage […]