The melon family, (Cucumix melo) is a much larger family than most people are familiar with. And like many families, its members range from the ordinary, extraordinary, to the odd. One melon missing from this family is the watermelon. It belongs to an entirely different classification, (Citrullus lanatus), but both families thrive under the same […]
Warm summer days mean you need to be on the look out for summer garden pest. People seem to approach pest control with two attitudes: the chemical warfare approach or the homemade remedy approach. What is lacking in both of these approaches is an understanding of insects life cycles and insect feeding habits and how […]
Nothing is better than a cane ripened blackberry or raspberry! Learn everything you need to know to start your own berry patch and grow your own organic berries. From pruning to planting learn how to grow the best berries.
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. […]