Archive for the ‘You Can Grow That!’ Category

A Positive Attitude – You Can Grow That!

“It seems like gardeners are never happy,” my husband commented a number of years ago, “Either it’s too hot or it’s too cold, too much rain or not enough. I thought gardening was supposed to be fun.” Now I knew he wasn’t talking about gardeners in general, he only knows one. He meant me. And […]

October 4, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Jonesen', Whimiscal Gardens, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Papalo = Cilantro + Lime

Can you imagine growing a year’s supply of cilantro without ever being concerned that it might bolt? Even better, add a few dashes of lime to that. Well that’s what we have here, Papalo. We talked about starting the plants last spring, and how intense the flavor is. Let me tell you that did not […]

September 4, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

An Easter Egg Tree – You Can Grow That!

This is not a tree, nor does it produce eggs. In truth, this Easter Egg Tree is a variety of eggplant whose purple flowers produce fruit that resemble chicken eggs in both shape and size. They begin white, then turn light yellow and get darker as they mature. Hence the name. There can be up […]

July 4, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eggplant, Peppers & Potatoes, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  6 Comments

Planting a Memorial Garden

We all face the loss of loved ones; by planting a memorial garden we can pay tribute to them. Probably the most common thing to plant is a tree. Keep in mind its eventual height when planting, and be sure the location is the best for that type. Here are some other ideas to make […]

June 4, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

5 Great Reasons to Grow a Pixie Grape

Okay, so we know this Pixie Grape is still a wee plant, but we wanted to share info about it in case you want to get your hands on one as well. So use your imagination, and picture this: 1. This variety grows best in a container, even small ones. So, even if your garden […]

May 4, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Fruit, How to Grow, Preparedness & Green Living, Techniques & Issues, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

Stevia – You Can Grow That!

Stevia has the reputation of being difficult to grow, and the truth is, it is just picky about germination. It can take a number of seeds to get one or two to sprout. Unlike most seeds, stevia needs the light to germinate. To plant, just lay the seeds right on top of your seed starting […]

April 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Aloe from Seed – You Can Grow That!

Every gardener, whether they admit it or not, has at some point grown something in spite of themselves. Perhaps they didn’t know any better; ask me sometime about my first experience playing golf (ps. don’t ask himself). Or maybe they gave up on a plant, only to have it thrive. Such was the case with […]

March 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Fresh Food Year Round – You Can Grow That!

In some regions of the country they can grow fresh food year round because the weather is well suited for it. For the majority of us though, as you can see from the picture of our yard, it’s a challenge. And in some areas, it is for opposite reasons- it just becomes too dang hot. […]

February 5, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

How to Grow – Fenugreek

America really is the Melting Pot, and nobody knows this better than veggie gardeners. While many are familiar with numerous Asian veggies as well as those of Europe and our Indigenous peoples, less avail themselves of what the people of India have to offer. Of course, growing conditions are always a consideration. Still there are […]

January 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

Popcorn – You Can Grow That!

So much of the corn being grown in the US is now genetically engineered by crossing it with e. coli, then doused heavily with pesticides. Although you can find organic alternatives, if you have the room you can grow quite a lot of popcorn. Just 10 plants can yield anywhere from 4000-12000 kernels, in only […]

December 5, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Corn, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  No Comments