Tag Archive: backyard

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

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

Getting’ Your Pollination On

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even Syrphids do it. They all do it. They all pollinate. You would think that with so many pollinators around, it would be easy to grow squash and… Continue reading

Sexing Squash (no mood music required)

A common complaint I’ve heard among gardeners is that although their squash flowered, the blooms eventually fell off without setting any fruit. One of the reasons for this occurrence is that the blossoms… Continue reading

Magical(?) Mornings

To say that I am not a morning person is an understatement. I don’t like waking up any earlier than is absolutely necessary, pushing the snooze button on my alarm is an automatic… Continue reading