The Endless Quest for Laziness

My father in law just turned seventy, still works full-time by choice and does side jobs as well, and seems to always be actively looking for more opportunities to position his finances to grow and provide for his family better and better. I look at him and his...

Those Weren’t Peppers!

A brief post of apology and rebuke. Mostly apology. But a little rebuke. We don’t buy garden plants, usually. For the last few years, we’ve been starting our own tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds. We use heirloom variety seeds too. As most gardeners do,...

How to Label Garden Plants

Thought I’d post another gardening tip here. Let me know if you have any questions you need answering related to gardening. If I don’t know the answer, I know people who do. So here are some thoughts on labeling gardening plants: ***** Wait. Is that...

How to Start Plants Indoors

Howdy! Since the time of the year for getting your indoor starts has come, I figured I would post this rather detailed and excellent (yes, I say so myself) guide on how to get ‘er done. Read on. If you are feeling the provident living zeitgeist that is spreading...

How to Plant a Bare Root Tree

Your doorbell rang five minutes ago. Now the delivery men are gone, leaving in their wake your new peach tree! But wait a minute. Where is the canvas around the roots? Where is the dirt? That’s right, you have a bare root tree to plant, and this can be a tricky...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series