Dig It recently went underground to discover the stars of the root veggie family. Let's continue... Carrots: Yes, Bugs Bunny was a genius... If you're only aware of the orange variety, you're in for an awakening of rainbowed proportions. Yellows, whites, purples, reds, and other colorful carrots can be planted in your garden. Numerous seed companies like the Asheville-based Sow True Seed offer carrots offer beyond the Clemson … [Read more...] about Rooting for the Underground: Scene Two
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February is shrug the shoulders month. The grass gives off an unhealthy pallor, bird songs sound desperate, and winter clings on, decorating the land with inconvenient frostings. Since February could care less, the gardener should also ignore the month whose only claim to fame is Leap Year. This is a great time to venture outside and commence the garden cleaning for the bounty to come. It's also an advantageous moment for seed catalog memorization,as well as bullying … [Read more...] about Fabulous February Fun aka Meticulous Garden Cleaning
We have ventured into uncharted territory--growing sweet red peppers under T-5 flourescent fixtures. Snake oil, you say? No way you crazy @@#$'s could grow fully developed sweet peppers under simple flourescents, you scream? The picture does not lie. The secret? 1) Good Seed Stock We obtained Big Red pepper seeds from Sow True Seed 2) Excellent Potting Soil We moved the healthy seedlings to two different types of soil--McEnroe … [Read more...] about From “How the “BLEEP” Did They Grow That?” Delicious Sweet Peppers Under the T-5’s
A harsh winter can spell mental doom for the avid gardener. A potent cocktail of cabin fever, kerosene fumes, and clothing with more layers than a decadent sundae can unravel the nerves. Snow loses its sled worthy status. It's once regal standing bumped down to mere eye irritant. How does one avoid these occasional lapses with sanity? And how can one deter from pining for the once abundant raised bed that presently looks like a tomb? Fortunately, a garden can be a 12 month hobby even … [Read more...] about Winter Wonderland my A..