Tillandsia. The easy to grow, no-soil, water-loving AIR PLANT! We love them. And it’s high-time you learned how to grow one of them for yourself. My cousin gifted me one for Christmas a few years ago, and it has been an interesting journey learning what doesn’t kill these tillies. Some people call them that for short. I prefer the simpler air plant, because it sounds cool and makes me feel like some kind of horticultural wizard. But that’s what YOU want to feel like, and I won’t bore you with this intro any longer. Continue reading Caring For Tillandsia Air Plants For Absolute Beginners
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Sow in late November through March in zone 9A, specifically Tucson. These need full sun, at least Continue reading How To Plant Radish (Any kind!)
When it comes to great cooking, the one thing that does a million jobs isn’t just the knife, it’s brine, and it isn’t just a curing tool either. Continue reading How To Cook With Brine
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?
This is the easiest thing you can do. It’s the perfect activity to do with kids, or if you want a ton of one kind of mint that you love. Sit a minute and learn what it takes, and you’ll be on your way. I guarantee you already have what you need. Continue reading How To Propogate Mint
Come see what new things are in store for 2017 at Pickles of Wisdom, Sonoran Desert gardening! Continue reading What I have Planned For My Garden in 2017
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!