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

Something Old Something New

Something new is this gorgeous purple cauliflower from Β Seeds from Italy Β  that I successfully grew this year in the Hilltop garden! My first ever! Β The cauliflower variety di Sicilia Violetto can have side shoot production and maybe I'll see them this year. The plant was initially under tulle fabric which it outgrew, then covered … Continue reading Something Old Something New

Melons – Sweet Melons

A few years ago Bob, a fellow gardening friend, introduced me to melons that easily grow in northern climates. Now I hadn't tried to grow melons for many years after a run-in with all the bugs, powdery mildew and bacterial wilt that seem drawn like magnets to melons. Said I would never do it again … Continue reading Melons – Sweet Melons