How many of you wash your self-grown produce thoroughly before eating it? I’ve eaten dirt knowingly. Not a lot of it, and I know it’s weird, but if you grow something organically, is it even bad for you? Answer: No, if you follow the rules. Anyway, I was asked this question so I figured I’d put something on the blog about it. Continue reading Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?
Comment at the very bottom if you have questions, but otherwise, enjoy the tour and Happy Spring! Continue reading Garden Tour (video): Tips for seed starting and ceramic olla irrigation
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!
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