Garden Tools And Approaching Winter

By Jannie Vaught Solstice is December 22. This is the final descent into darker shorter days with deeper cold at night. Then the light begins to return on the 22nd. and slowly we climb into lighter mornings and longer days. In some Old Northern customs, they consider this as Spring. Here in central Texas, we…

The Beauty Of The Seed

By Jannie Vaught “The beauty of seed is rivaled only by their purpose.” Seed Savers Exchange. Definitions that will clear up the usage of these terms. Sustainable: able to maintain at a certain rate or level. Renewable: not depleted when used. These are just two of the many descriptive words now used when someone is…

It Is The Quiet Time In The Garden

By Jannie Vaught Which is a good time to brush up on seed saving, I am using the Book The Seed Garden The Art and Practice of Seed Saving from Seed Savers Exchange. If you are interested in going deeper into seed and plant identification this is a good book to have. Definition; Taxonomy and…

Why I Save Seeds

By Jannie Vaught Being born and raised in a farming and gardening family, now it is called “homesteading” my grandparents and parents always saved seeds and plant cuttings. This was as normal as cooking dinner. They walked the Trail of Tears, with seeds, and were relocated to central California after the dust bowl. My Uncle…

Welcome To The Month Of November

Jannie Vaught The month of leaves, is this why it is called Fall? Anyway the bamboo leaf rake is out and the leaf re-distribution has begun. Don’t loose a single leaf! Break down thick layers of leaf accumulation in beds and lawn. Thick heavy matts can encourage mice, voles and pests. Break up the matted…

New Psychology + Senses

By Stephan Pisko The universe is expanding and the mind is collapsing shrinking to a convex point of useful nothingness where a select number of beings’ will prevail simple survival is evolving into a technical tyrant. At one juncture human beings’ were independent survivalists’ but we are changing places as interdependent submissive savages under domination…

Microclimate In Your Specific Garden

By Jannie Vaught Definition , the climate of a very small or restricted area, especially when this differs from the climate of the surrounding area. Conventional wisdom states that what a gardener can grow is limited to the USDA Hardiness Zones their gardening in, but i have found that this is not always right. We…

Halloween – Scary or Stupid

By Stephan Pisko There are two absolutely very monger psychological conundrums’ associated with this once again controlling concept of Halloween it’s awesomely pagan within this very progressive modern planet. You willingly teach you’re children that people will give them nice things (psychological problem #1) and if they don’t get nice things from a person you…