Knowledge is planting seeds in soils with a lot of organic matter, wisdom is knowing the right ratio of organic matter to sand and nutrients. Knowledge is meeting people with the same interests, wisdom is being able to plan your future by choosing the right people. Consider dropping by Pickles Of Wisdom to read the rest! Continue reading What Can A Garden Teach Us?
Terra Cotta dates back to Pakistan when around 3000BC people were creating art/figurines. It became popular in Europe around the 14th century when it was used in Gothic art. All that is beautiful, but do you see yourself growing flowers in Gothic art? Heck no. Continue reading Choosing A Planting Container In Hot Climates, Part 2: Clay/Terra Cotta
A four-part series covering the pros and cons of container materials and how they match up against the hot and dry deserts of the southwest USA. Continue reading Choosing A Planting Container In Hot Climates, Part 1: Plastic
After the 26th I’ll be back with Pickled Radish and Carrots, then a little article about Winter Soil Temperatures In Containers. After that I’ll feature my bi-annual What’s The Plan 2017. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
For whatever reason, succulents make great gift plants. They can be inexpensive, small in size, and can go with strictly anything style-wise. It can be done! Continue reading Gifting: How To Choose A Succulent For Your Plant-Loving Friend
Happy Bumper-To-Bumber Traffic Season! Take a hot mocha in a travel mug, because it’s gonna get hectic (I’m not usually an enabler, but go ahead, make it 4 shots). Now that you’re awake let’s see if we can’t make this easier on you. Continue reading Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers
So you have one or two zucchini vines. How many zukes can you cook into pasta and bread before your interest starts to fade? Continue reading Quick Pickled Zucchini
Decided to make a really nice jar of pickled zucchini! Half of it is store bought, but the other half, I GREW! Yup, these plants are still producing. When you have rich soldier fly compost, anything is possible! Find out what else I’ve been up to (no good, I promise), Continue reading PW Update: Tomatoes, Radishes, Pickled Zucchini. And A Honey Thief
Imagine you’re me. Standing in the back room, looking out at the garden. A squirrel runs out from behind the barrel planter where the zucchini is growing. In your head, all your veggies are half eaten and all your hard work is out the window. What do you do? Well you run out and kick it in its little squirrel behind! Out! Don’t come back! … Continue reading How To Fight Off A Squirrel For A Zucchini
Experimenting with pickling lots of other veggies besides cucumbers is a great way to take advantage of the cooler weather. Peas, radishes, carrots, hopefully some zucchinis, should they last until December. And more zucchini. Have I told any of you that I can’t get enough zucchini? Here are four recipes I’ll be making this fall and winter. Join me! Continue reading 4 Quick Pickle Recipes I’m trying this Fall and Winter: Join me!