Tag Archive for garden

The Snake Dance

In this part of the country, there is no “cold” season where snakes hide underground until spring time.  Not at all.  Snakes can be seen year around if you know where to look.  Sure, there are a few cold days,…

Garden App Review

Considering how much work goes into a garden, everyone wants to be as effective and efficient as possible.  You would think that a garden app would be helpful. Not necessarily so. Well, actually, the apps reviewed here were all geared…

Saving Seeds – Or Not?

Saving seeds is one of the many benefits of growing your own produce.  As you are preparing foods to eat, you save the seeds for next year.  Simple, right?  Hold on.  Not so fast.  There are several things to consider…

Commercial, Organic or Heirloom Seeds?

Which seeds to purchase?  Commercially produced, organic or heirloom seeds? (Heirloom seeds are also called heritage seeds.)  Many gardeners are concerned with keeping their crops organic.  So much so they purchase organic seeds.  Some people  think seeds are seeds and are happy…

Hermetically Sealed Seeds?

According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, “Hermetically sealed container means a container that is designed and intended to be secure against the entry of microorganisms and thereby to maintain the commercial sterility of its contents after processing”. That’s…

Greenhouse or Garden Plot?

Most gardeners have a plot of land, small or large, to raise garden vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  Depending on where you live, you may wish to have a greenhouse to lengthen your growing season.  Both types of gardening have advantages…

Water Conservation and Gardening

Remember all the drought talk?  People living in drought areas know we need to save as much water as we can, even while gardening.  Installing a drip system is one way to easily control the water supply to your garden…