Category Archive: Gardening Posts

Jun 05

The European Corn Borer

Gardening Jones shares what she has learned about the European Corn Borer.

If your potato plants look like this, you have a visitor. It seems each new year brings another pest to the garden. It’s more of an entomology class sometimes than one in botany. So when I found just 2 of the potatoes looking like this, I did some research. Apparently the larva of this particular …

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Apr 01

12 Varieties of Swiss Chard

Gardening Jones looks at 12 varieties of Swiss Chard.

When most gardeners think of Swiss Chard, also called Silverbeet among other common names, they think of 2 varieties: The everyday¬†Swiss Chard, white stems with green leaves, and the Bright or Neon Lights which boasts a variety of colors. There are more than that and I would bet, more to come. For now, here’s a …

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Mar 13

Spider Mites

Gardening Jones shares her experience dealing with spider mites.

We don’t really have the light for growing houseplants in the Jones’ household, therefore they don’t thrive well here. Most of the windows are small and we’re surrounded by a lot of wooded area. I pretty much gave up trying to keep houseplants alive. But that’s okay, because all but one of our houseplants are …

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Feb 15

Sunday Shares 2/14/16

A Patio Tomato growing indoors in February.

This is very likely the coldest day we will have all winter, with temperatures dropping well below zero and a nasty windchill. Still the February sun is melting the small amount of snow that came with the cold, and spring is getting closer every day. This picture is of our first flower on the patio …

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Jan 31

Sunday Shares

Gardening Jones shares links to articles of interest each week.

It has been an interesting week weather wise. We started out shoveling and ended up melting instead. Ahead we are looking at more warmer than normal temperatures as El Nino continues to affect us. I’ll take it. In fact, I may just do some internet surfing on the front porch today. In the meantime, here …

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Jan 24

Links of Interest 4

Gardening Jones shares the links she found this week that y'all might like.

It was all over the news this weekend, and likely will continue into the week. We had a mere 8″ of snow, but SaveTheWorld, our youngest, had the luck to be living in Baltimore. You can barely see her car. So whether you’re in the cold of Florida or the snow along the other parts …

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