Plants, Seeds and Blooms

I love this weather when the temperature reaches into the seventies with a light, summery breeze blowing on my face. Lettuce and other greens are producing now and the garden is developing in stages. Sweet peppers are in before the rain tomorrow. Eighteen plants fit nicely in one of the big raised beds (4'x10'x2') in … Continue reading Plants, Seeds and Blooms

Seedling Problems and Transplants

Seedlings that are not growing as rapidly, yellowing of lower leaves and overall not looking healthy can be signs of root bound plants, nitrogen deficiency, insect infestation or a soil mix that needs an aeration component. Since the weather for most of us has been cooler than normal, moving them outside has not been possible … Continue reading Seedling Problems and Transplants

Garlic And An Unwelcome Visitor

Compared to the hot summer this year, today is cold, rainy and dreary - just 49 F for a high today and as I write the temperature has fallen to 43 F. Fall is definitely here and there's a hint of winter in the air. Forecasters predict maybe a dusting of snow tomorrow night. But … Continue reading Garlic And An Unwelcome Visitor