The Winter Chill

weather   By: Jannie Vaught Can you say Burrr? I can and it has taken a large toll on the garden and the creatures that inhabit it. Even my artichokes are looking like they are surrendering to the frozen effect  of winters domain. I have done chop and drop, a simple cut down and leave in…

From The Remarkable Plants of Texas

  By: Jannie Vaught   As this gardener wanders through the extensive history and availability of the many native plants of Texas, I find some interesting and thought provoking plants. In my list of “Things that make you go hum.” The Common Persimmon is one. Not to be confused with the Texas Persimmon, The little black…

An Easy Way to Grow Potatoes

By: Jannie Vaught How many ways are there to plant potatoes? Well about as many as you can imagine? Today we will cover planting in barrels, pot’s and bags. For someone with limited space growing potato’s for a few summer meals is possible. First decide the variety you want to grow. Then the way you want…

Cucumbers The Mighty Vegetable

  By: Jannie Vaught The first day of summer arrived with a bang! The storm was a hit and run. We had been out doing the weekly mow–ugh– and rushed inside to get cover. Welcome summer. This may be the beginning of another interesting season. This week cucumbers seem to be the topic. This is the…

Knowing When to Feed

  By:Jannie Vaught Late June and we are in full Garden production. We have had some challenges and issues due to the heavy storms and with all that said. What a Beautiful Garden Year! Just a reminder to stay on task with feeding protocols. If your plants are looking tired, they probably are. It takes…

Gardening In A Humid Wet Spring

By: Jannie Vaught June has come in with a lot of growth and heat! The tempature and sun are giving us a really interesting end of spring. With the record breaking amount of storms and flooding rain the result for many gardners are leggy plants. Small or muchy onions and endless pests. This is definitely…

After The Storms

By: Jannie Vaught After all the rain storms, flooding loss and grief, the clean up continues. Now the beautiful abundance has turned into a problem. After moving, weed whacking, pulling weeds, and hauling into a large pile of limbs there is still too much! So today I decided to focus on the raised beds. The grass…

Garlic, The Easiest Plant To Grow

  By: Jannie Vaught Last fall I wrote about how to plant and grow garlic. One of the easiest crops to grow. Now this week end I harvested my first 2 beds of Chinese pink and by following the organic growing recommendation this is by far the best ever! Big Garlic with long roots and lovely…

Next Season’s Planting

  By: Jannie Vaught This weekend was spent inside planning and plotting next seasons garden plans and as my rain water barrels overflowed,  I was quietly happy. This means more water on the garden a little hail damage but the moisture was worth the concern. Now with this big storm and all the great available nitrogen…