Category Archive: Cultivation

Backyard – Redux

It’s been one year since we re-landscaped our backyard. Some parts of the project were a hit and other parts were definitely a miss. Some of the highlights are set out below: Hit –… Continue reading

More on Soil Solarization: How to Kill Those Germs

Instead of “reinventing the wheel”,  I am going to list the steps to follow in order to solarize your soil.  At the end of this post, you will find links to two very… Continue reading

Verticillium Wilt (Try Saying that Fast Three Times): Managing VW

In the garden, Verticillium Wilt (VW) can affect potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, some cole crops, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, cucurbits, artichokes, avocados, peaches, nectarines, caneberries, and apricots. It can also affect landscape plants and… Continue reading

I Hate My Dog: A Gardener’s Confession

I hate my dog. There, I’ve said it. Ok, maybe hate is too strong of word, but then let me just say that I am really, really, more than momentarily p***d off at… Continue reading

April/May Wind-Down

Who knew that choosing what type of cultivation to use for landscape plantings or food crops took such forethought? A friend of mine, who is quite a good gardener, posted a photo of… Continue reading

Cultivation Nation: Bali Magic

Bali is where my head is at.  Although back a few weeks now, I find I’m still feeling off-pace; vacillating between the slower, calmer pace on the Island and the faster, task-oriented pace here at home.  I… Continue reading