Monthly Archive: July, 2014

Potato/Potahto: Growing Potatoes in the Backyard

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Lets call the whole thing off! (Lyrics by George/Ira Gershwin) This was the first year… Continue reading

Don’t Get No Respect: Beans

This is a happy time of year for the gardener. Spring labors are coming to fruition. The tomatoes are ripening, the eggplants and squash plants are producing, and the green beans are plentiful.… Continue reading

Bagging Tomatoes instead of Varmints

Recently, I posted a request to gardening bloggers asking for methods to protect tomatoes from being eaten by varmints.  Blogger Solarbeez suggested picking the tomatoes before they’re ripe (thank you Solarbeez for the great suggestion).… Continue reading

It’s the Varmints or Me. . .

Here’s a shout out to the garden bloggers community: I’m looking for advice on how to deal with anonymous varmints that are stealing into my garden beds at night and taking bites out of my… Continue reading

No photoshopping: Zucchini Without Makeup

If celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow or Jessica Alba can post photos of themselves sans makeup or photoshopping, then so can my Zucchinis. Its easy to post about the successes in the garden, but… Continue reading

Garden-Geeking: Of Shoes and Eggplants

I remember when I was a little girl, my mom would take me shoe shopping.  It was very exciting to go to Buster Browns (and later Nordstrom’s when it was still just a… Continue reading

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