Trees are an investment in time and money. How you water a tree whether a landscape or fruit tree will determine its health and life span and it productivity if it is a fruit tree. How often should I water trees? How do I know if my trees are getting enough water? When do I […]
There is no comparison between a homemade canned pie filling and a store bought filling. Canned fillings are loaded with fruit and you can adjust the seasonings to your taste. Pie fillings are not just for pies. They are great toppings on a yellow cake, pound cake, cheese cake, or ice cream. They also make […]
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies and all your favorite pumpkin recipes are so much better with your own home grown pumpkins and pumpkin puree. It all starts with choosing a pie pumpkin which is the best choice for roasting or making pies. Learn to select varieties, plant, grow, and harvest these wonderful versatile pumpkins. […]
If you are serious about gardening and feeding your family fresh organic produce then you need to get rid of the “retail gardener” mind set. What is the”retail gardener” mindset? Someone who starts their garden in conjunction with retail stores creating a “garden center” and then ending the season when retail stores are replacing gardening […]
With the fruit harvest winding down, don’t neglect some essential fall chores that are necessary in the organic orchard. Learn about clean up, important last organic sprays to prevent disease the following year, and important winter preparations to ensure you have healthy productive fruit trees the next season.
This is a fun group of greens to grow that adds variety and spice to the normal greens. It includes the spicy frilly mustard greens, flat leafed tatsoi, pac choi and the tight heads of Chinese cabbage. All are grown best in early spring and replanted in Aug/Sept for fall harvests.