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Feel like itching that scratch…

I realized this morning that it had been a bit longer that I would have liked in between blog posts, but I've been out of town visiting my mother.  She is the one who introduced me to gardening when I was very young.  For as long as I can remember she always gardened, but early… Continue reading Feel like itching that scratch…

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They Live!!! Again.

Yup, it's definitely summer.  You knows it's summer when you see these little critters out roaming. Oh yes...those are indeed Japanese Beetles doing their thing on my Sugar Snap Peas.  Umm..excuse me?!?!  These little buggers can be the bane for many gardeners.  They are one of the few insects out there that cause damage in… Continue reading They Live!!! Again.

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Dead Head the Flower Heads

Okay, so a majority of the blog so far has focused on growing vegetables but I figure that there are a number of you out there that like to grow flowers too.  If I had a more permanent living situation, I would indeed have a perennial garden.  If I had a choice between sun and… Continue reading Dead Head the Flower Heads

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Trellis me up

Well,  we've already talked a bit about the trellising plants up and keeping them off the ground for a number of reasons.  But also you can use trellising to help guide the plant in a direction you want as well as go vertical to save space.  I haven't gotten my trellis system for my cucumbers… Continue reading Trellis me up