“If you are looking for me,” my answering machine reports, “I’m still in the blueberries. When I get my life back, I’ll give you a call.” The good news is that I have passed the peak of the picking when I picked three and a half buckets. Took me close to 5 hours. Now the tops of the bushes are nude and the ripening fruit is all down on the lower half which means you feel like you have planted a rice field by the time you are done. The weather has c...
Well its not been the quiet Summer I had planned for, but it never is. Had to get a new computer then some other things happened, anyway hoping for a quiet Autumn. I know I am a bit early for that but I am ready for it. Let me update some stuff for you. Homemade Bird Feeder: Still works like a charm but the birds are not having much interest in the food anymore. ??Container Gardens: Still beautiful, dying off for the change in weather though, they say its going to be outrageous hot ...
This is my first blog. Any mistakes or improvements may pl be brought to my noticeCoconut which is the fruit or seed of coconut palm grows abundantly in tropics because of favourable soil and weather conditions. Kerala is the largest coconut growing state in India. The only states in the U.S. where coconut palms can be grown are Hawaii and south Florida to the best of my knowledge. Every part of the coconut tree is useful and hence its commercial importance. The husk of the nut is composed of...
This is our Christmas Tree: Merry Christmas to all GardenTenders!
This is just a friendly reminder that the entry deadline is July 31, so there are just 4 days left to submit your entry. There are 23 projects posted already. Don’t miss the deadline and the opportunity to win our GT T-shirt
It won’t be long until I be readying myself for what I’ve heard some call, Winter Sowing. Have you heard of it?It’s where you use things like milk jugs, plastic containers, etc….fill with potting soil and seeds…...leave it outside ALL winter…..then in early spring you have your little miniature greenhouses full of sprouting seeds.I’ve been doing it for a few years and always have great results. You really do get flowers a lot earlier. I use milk ...
Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry Seeds!The New England region in the United States has, so far, experienced a snowy season. Shoveling, plowing, salting walkways etc has taken up more time than I can recall compared to recent years. The silver lining is the sea buckthorn plants in the ground for their first winter here have a cozy layer of snow over them. Protected from extreme cold changes and especially the winter winds should increase their winter survival chances. This spring I will be lookin...
It has been three months ago when we’ve announced Container Gardening Chalenge and in the end we all can admire 25 beautiful projects. I would like to thank all contestant who have taken the challenge and posted pictures of their containers. Here are the random winners of our cool GardenTenders T-shirts: Sharad Bon GMman Congrats to the winners! view all 25 entries
9 interesting entries have been posted in our “Preserving the produce” challenge and it’s time for a random draw. Here are the winners: Iris43 - starter kit for preserving from Bernardin Weedwacker - GT T-shirt Sharad - GT T-shirt Congratulations and thanks to all members! View all entries
Book Review #4: HomeGrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More
Have you ever thought about growing some of your own grains in your own backyard? Do you want to develop a more sustainable lifestyle? Does the idea of fresh, nutritious, delicious, organic whole grains inspire you to roll up your sleeves and start planting? Do you want to grow grains to feed your backyard chickens? If any of these ideas appeal to you, perhaps this book will contain just the information you need to get started along that journey. Ms. Pitzer has written a book about gro...
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