Starting On The Fall Season Garden

  By Jannie Vaught Yes, it is July and a stormy one at that with high wind and cloudy skies that are turning our spring summer gardens into a mess! But after the downed limbs are removed and the tomatoes righted were are in a good place to prepare for the fall garden. The rotation…

Summer Is Fully Here

By Jannie Vaught All the ups and downs of the season have made for a very off the chart growing season. I do use growing guides for zone 8a and some of the days to ripen are either early or still hanging on for that bright sunshine to build their sugars and turn that lovely…

Two Very Different Plants

By Jannie Vaught Cowpen Daisy and These are two of the many items on my list of learning more about. Went to Texas A&M Uvalde extension online. Cowpen Daisy, aka, Golden crown-beard, Family: Asteraceae. Annual, Origin: Native. Season: Warm. Cowpen Daisy can be found in various disturbed soils of the Edwards Plateau And the South…

Leaving the Leaves

  By Jannie Vaught, If anyone is paying attention and you noticed a difference in the cold temperatures that have arrived, then you are like me scrambling for the door to bring in houseplants, dig and re-pot herbs and tender plants that you want to keep and in general covering your outside faucets and pipes.…

Roots, My Favorite Vegetable To Grow

  By Jannie Vaught Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, carrot, yucca, kohlrabi, onion. garlic, celery root (celeriac), horseradish, daikon, turmeric, jicama, Jerusalem artichoke, radish, ginger are all considered roots. Because root vegetables grow underground they absorb a great number of nutrients. Botany distinguishes true roots such as (tap root and tuberous roots) from non- food…

A Blessed Fall From The Drought Ridden Summer

By Jannie Vaught This season of fall is turning out to a blessed relief from the drought-ridden summer, and the fall garden is possible the best time to grow in growing zone 8a. As we now have had substantial rain and humidity to revive our native grasses and flower bulbs my fall garden is now…

The Fall Garden Is Better Than The Spring

By Jannie Vaught   The garden now is beautiful! The Ott’s Morning Glories are breath taking. All the Mustard, Collards and English Peas are growing rapidly and the garlic is going in next week with the temperatures finally going down. I already am planning what’s going in and what is not. Every season is a learning…

Garlic Is A Foodies Best Friend

  By Jannie Vaugh Garlic fresh from the garden or bought from the store, life and health attune with this wonder globe. Types of garlic are soft neck and hard neck. Covered those last week, you can search on line there are many places to buy from and select what suits your fancy, for example: …

Garlic, The Food Of The Gods

By   Jannie Vaught   Garlic, Allium Sativum is a species in the onion genus Allium. Native to central Asia it is used both culinary and medical purposes, is a boulbous plant. Sometimes called the food of the gods. I call it deliscious and cook with it daily, only the cookies don’t have garlic! And…