Oven canning, or open kettle canning is a dangerous fad being perpetuated across the internet as a great alternative to traditional canning methods. Folks, don’t risk your life on it. Continue Reading →
I just came in from the pallet garden. I got a bit of a late start this year, but not all of my plants did. I have a couple volunteer plants fighting for the right to grow. Continue Reading →
I have tinkered around with garden options for a few years now. I tried container gardens, with mixed results. Last year I built a raised-bed, pallet, square-foot garden. This year I am trying something different with my tomato cages.
My square foot pallet vegetable garden is on it’s second growing season. Last year I moved from container gardening to using pallets to frame a square-foot garden. This year I moved my pallets to another area in the yard. Continue Reading →
Be honest, now. Aren’t you glad spring is finally here? Today is my first real day of yardwork in 2015. Continue Reading →
Just sharing a few garden photos.
I am struggling with the cucumbers and the pole beans. They just look awful. The beans developed rust so I got some fungicide. I really want to skip chemicals, but I feel that things are getting ahead of me so quickly I can’t wait for organic.
I may be wrong.
I am learning. If I can do well this year I will better plan so I can try more organics next year.
Have you ever seen the commercial for those upside-down tomato planters? When I first saw one I decided they were crazy. You could do the same thing with a bucket or regular hanging basket.
Have you ever seen the commercial for those upside-down tomato planters? When I first saw one I decided they were crazy. You could do the same thing with a bucket or regular hanging basket. Continue Reading →
So this afternoon I have been working on my container garden. Even with all the rain recently, some containers were nearly dry.
I put some eggshell out on my tomatoes. I will probably do the squash next I understand that helps with blossom end rot.
I also rigged up some stuff for my beans to climb. They are already taking off. I fastened two lumbar back supports to the porch (the cheap mesh kind from a dollar store) and a dollar store soccer net above them. It’s what I had in the yard.
This is my first attempt at anything other than a couple tomatoes. I may end up with just one or two squash or cucumbers, a fistful of beans, and a tomato, but I am going to try.