Does your cilantro go to seed too quickly? Papalo, which is a warm weather alternative to cilantro, may be the answer to your woes. So, here is the dirt on this plant. Let me know if this plant is going to be your new best friend or just another seed package you won’t buy.
Holiday shopping can be tough if you have to get a gift for a gardener and you don’t have a green thumb. Well, girlfriends, I have you covered with 6 gardener holiday gifts that they will dig. I know since I am “one of them.” We live and breath gardening and bore people to […]
Are you completely frustrated by grown spinach? I am since spinach doesn’t like the heat and our springs are just too short. Since I discovered a spinach alternative, heat loving Egyptian spinach (also known as Jews’ Mallow,) I no longer grow spinach. And I have never looked back.
Have you ever wondered if you could ditch the store bought fertilizer and use what is in your garden? After realizing that even organic fertilizer may have unwanted animal ingredients, I decided to make comfrey fertilizer which is rich in nutrients. It grows like a weed in my garden. A girl can only harvest so […]
Did you know you could be throwing money down the drain when using fresh herbs? Why? I bet you throw away the stems. Well, I am here to tell you to save those stems and make your own herb stem vinegar! Let’s get started!
One day your zucchini, cucumber, squash or melons are looking glorious and healthy, and then next day one of them just dies. Flat as a pancake. Wilted, limp, and no heartbeat. What the heck just happened? The culprit is –not squash vine borer, like you thought–but bacterial wilt. Yep, bacterial wilt. So learn […]
Did you know there are two different tarragons? One is Russian Tarragon and the other is French Tarragon. The later is used in cooking. So what is Russian Tarragon and why haven’t you heard much about it? Probably because Russian Tarragon is viewed as the ugly stepsister to the Cinderella French Tarragon. However, I beg […]
Summer just started but believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about fall vegetable gardening. I live in zone 6 with a frost date of October 10. If I have any hope of a fall garden, I have to start some of my seeds in June or July! See why below […]