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...

Rosy radishes need not be totally trashed

If you are part of the growing movement that promotes self-sustaining organic gardening, you are likely a seed harvester. If you are using heirloom seeds or plants in your vegetable garden, harvesting your seeds will make it possible for you to grow more plants during...

Hot Jalapenos Are Not Garbage

Are you a lover of salsa? If so, do you prefer tangy, chunky, a quiet heat that builds or an immediate explosion of burning magma in your mouth? Of course, you might very well be a connoisseur, meaning that you love and know hundreds of different salsa recipes....

When to Dethatch Your Lawn

Working outdoors can be both frustrating and very refreshing. For many people, there is something therapeutic about working in the dirt, coaxing plants to life, and even making their grass green, particularly doing all of this without the aid of professionals and...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series