Tomatoes

By Jannie Vaught, Tomatoes are for this gardener finishing up as the temperatures have soared to above 100! But this is the time for harvesting the final crop and enjoying the fruits of your labor. For me it has been tomato canning time and as I grow Heirloom tomatoes, saving the abundant seeds for next…

It Can Be About Temperature And Humidity

By Jannie Vaught Last week a fellow gardener showed up at my door. Her question was “why aren’t my tomatoes setting fruit? We went through the regular questions, are you feeding them on a regular time schedule? Are they in cages or staked? Are you pinching off the lower limbs and removing the succors? And…

Orach the “New Kale”

By Jannie Vaught, Orach, Atriplex hortensis also known as Mountain spinach, Red Orach, or French spinach or Sea purslane, saltbush, is a distant cousin to spinach. A cool-season plant is a warm-season alternative to spinach. Touted as an alternative due to its lasting in heat and not bolting as spinach does, giving a longer time…

The Topic For Today Is Kitchen Gardens

By Jannie Vaught Marion-Webster definition, a garden in which plants (such as vegetables or herbs) for use in the kitchen are cultivated. Location is an important subject. It is close to the kitchen door.  Some who like to figure measurements say 25 steps away. Or you walk past if from the car to the door.…

Early Summer Check List

By: Jannie Vaught This morning I ventured into the garden for the first time in two day’s, due to heavy storms. Believe me I was so thrilled at what met me at the gate. Everything is proceeding abundantly now we just need some sun to get the ripening process going! I have plumbs to pick ,…

Planting The Fall Garden

  By Jannie Vaught     Just so you know the first estimated frost date for our county is Nov. 13. Last frost date is March 18. This is an estimate since our weather seems to be changing daily.   For Thanksgiving spinach try this: Spinach has a 6 week duration from seed to plate.…

Growing green and Planning For the Fall

By   Jannie Vaught   Time to plan for your fall and winter garden! Already?   As the twilight of the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes happens it is again time to consider the bountiful fall garden. First tomatoes, when your plants start to wither and show signs of stress, that’s when the pruners come out.…