Tag: plants

IF we had these 90° temperatures, day after day after day, along with substantial rainfall, this could be an ideal growing season. Fact is, we have had no rain for weeks and no rain in sight for the future forecast. With the rain barrels empty, we are watering, watering, watering with village water from the […]

Here’s a look at what’s going on with Garden Cam 2. You can read Part I here. You can see parts of the 3 rows on this camera. The second raspberry plot is at the bottom of the frame. The raspberry canes are about 2 feet high now. The semi-dwarf Honeycrisp apple tree is toward […]

What is it about seedlings that raises a surge of delight the moment you realize those little seeds have successfully sprouted? It’s probably the same thing that causes us to go ooooh when we see kittens, and talk silly to babies. I started broccoli seeds about 10 days ago, on a Saturday, and by Thursday […]

This is the day folks give thanks with prayers of appreciation for roast turkey, for the stuffing, for the cranberry sauce, the potatoes, the gravy, the rolls, the pumpkin pie, the veggies, even including the squash that normally has no chance of appreciation at all as compared to the corn or the peas. We might […]

I’ve been talking about the garden but I haven’t shown you many pictures. Here it is, then, a pictorial romp through the garden. Any one of these photos could be the subject of a whole ‘nother blog.   My village has got ordinances against all kinds of things, including showing affection on public streets, but […]

View part I here. By the 19th century the Western world was busily developing a mechanistic view of life. No doubt many culprits contributed to the undoing of Mother Nature but one character worthy of attention is Baron Justus von Liebig. Justus von Liebig – Image courtesy of Wikipedia In around 1840 von Liebig invented […]

For more years than I care to admit I grew hybrid this and hybrid that and engaged in the competitive garden pastimes of How Big is Your tomato,huh? How many pounds yield did you get, huh? Out of how many square feet, buddy, huh? And then as I grew older so did the games and […]