• Setting up the greenhouse

    March 25, 2015

    It’s been as miserable a day as you could imagine. I’m about to set up the greenhouse, first thing I’ve done is gathered all the gear together, put it in a pile to see if I can insert a picture from the insert image feature of the wordpress app. I am using the WordPress app […]

  • 2015 Update 2, the Trays are Ready!

    March 20, 2015

    Great success with germinating seeds in filter paper and transplanting the sprouted seeds to starter trays. In some cases there was nearly 100% germination. Most of the seed packs were a year or more older. It is a bit tedious transplanting the sprouted seeds with tweezers tho. In previous years I would start many trays […]

  • 2015 Update

    March 15, 2015

    On March 12th got the first germinations, 1 Red Siberian Pole Tomatos, 3 plum tomatos and 5 Cauliflower. Using tweezers placed them in vermiculite starting cups. Every starting cup has a sprout. Also got my favorite pepper seeds, Hungarian Hot peppers. Put some in the filter paper to germinate (9a) and some in the starting […]

  • Let the Gardening Begin

    March 6, 2015

    I have been thinking about the coming gardening season. We got 8.5 inches of snow yesterday, March 5th, so it seems time to get started. Last year I started the seeds in starter trays in the greenhouse on March 17th, two inches of snow that day. This year I will use the technique espoused by […]

  • Force Ripening Tomatoes

    December 1, 2014

    At the end of the growing season, before the first frost on Nov. 4th (where is my Global Warming?) we have lots of green tomatoes  and green peppers. Last year Fran made a Green Tomato Pie, it was good, but, it was hard to finish. What to do this year with the unripe tomatoes is […]

  • Last of the Peppers, Nov. 1st

    November 3, 2014

    Harvested the last of the Peppers and Eggplants. Still Picking Pole Beans and Plum Toms.  November 1st and no frost yet. I really wish we truly had Global Warming, I could have waited until the Peppers turned red. Will continue picking Pole Beans and Plum Toms.

  • Still Harvesting 10/23

    October 24, 2014

    Fran and I come home from a nine day vacation to Charleston & Savannah, a flash back to summer, and I head to the garden to check it out. I saw there had been a frost warning while we were away, doesn’t  look like a frost occurred tho. Still harvesting late October. A basket of […]

  • Pesticide-Free Gardening

    September 26, 2014

    Natural Ways to Fight Off Pests and Save Your Garden, Written by KELLY ROBERSON @ fix.com Many gardeners have an aversion to chemicals. These gardeners may be devoted to pesticide-free growing, want to plant (and eat) edibles, or simply like the thought of keeping flower beds naturally healthy. Whatever the reason, there are key steps you […]

  • Choosing Fall-Blooming Flowers for Your Garden

    September 18, 2014

    If you are an amateur gardener and you want a lovely garden, then you need to know that it is a good idea to plant flowers across all seasons. And fall-blooming ones are one wonderful addition to your flower beds. In this article, I intend to give you several suggestions of plants that flower from late […]

  • Fran’s Ginger Snap Butternut Squash Pie

    September 14, 2014

    Fran’s Ginger Snap Butternut Squash Pie recipe http://t.co/1JDhVfOegu #VictoryGardens #gardening pic.twitter.com/8swNl0luad — Bob G (@VictoryGardenUS) September 14, 2014 Fran’s Ginger Snap Butternut Squash Pie, simply WOW! Ingredients: For 1 Ginger Snap Crust (double for 2): 1/2 package of Ginger snaps (24 cookies for each crust) 6 tbsps. melted butter ¼ cup sugar For 2 Butternut […]

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