Tag: soil
Two-bit Guru | Folded Paper | Photo of a folded piece of paper.

When I was a kid, it was common practice to tear an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper from a notebook and with a #2 pencil make lists, sketches, notes, play hangman, slip messages to our friends. We traveled light in those days, no backpacks, only shirt pockets, jeans pockets, coat pockets, and […]

Two-bit Guru | Give 'n Take | Photo of a weed in the foreground with pole beans in the background getting ready to harvest

“Giving, in all its forms, might be the key to creating heaven on this earth” ~Two-bit Guru~ Throughout the growing season the earth gives us gifts: peas and lettuce early, potatoes and dry beans near the end, but if we didn’t give to the earth along the way, the harvest wouldn’t be nearly as abundant, […]

Two-bit Guru | Learning by Giving | Photo of a bouquet of flowers

I have long searched for one word that would define the ideal purpose of human beings on this earth. It’s likely that at different stages of life we would embrace different words. When we’re younger, Sex might be the word, while at 90 it might not. “Success” would apply to some, “worship” for others, and […]

Two-bit Guru | Speaking to Plants | Photo of pak choy gone to seed

When I wrote about picking raspberries I realized that when I’m in the garden, or encouraging seedlings in the house in the spring for that matter, I spend much time speaking to the plants. I compliment the tomatoes on their abundance, and the pole beans on their lovely appearance. The raspberries themselves get a lot […]

Two-bit Guru | New Site Layout | Screenshot capture on the new homepage for twobitguru.com

Welcome to the new layout for Two-bit Guru! I do hope you like it. Everything that was on the site before is here now, but in a more easily accessible form. I’ve made one small change in the short comments next to my picture: I removed the word “success” and replaced it with “satisfaction.” I […]

0142 Subtle energies - beans

When, decades ago, I first heard about the Devas, I thought the people who dreamed them up must have been crazy, stupid, drugged, impractical, or all four. It wasn’t only the Devas. It was the nature deities and the elementals as well, gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders (apparently not the salamanders from biology class but […]

0125 Garden Tour Part I FI

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 […]

0116 World According to Monsanto FI

When I began this blog, one of my parameters was to emphasize the positive and do my best to not be confrontational. This short post is partly about Never Saying Never. No matter how lofty one’s intentions, a time might arise wherein there seems to be no avoiding confrontation. What would such a time be? […]

0113 Kids In The Garden - Kids-1

The Grandkids arrived several days ago from Dublin, with laptop, toys, and parents in tow. The kids are thoroughly immersed in the modern technological world. They know downloads, streaming video, Minecraft, Scratch, and Poisson Rouge. They keep me up to date as to what’s going on with the younger set. On their second day with […]

0107 How To Grow Wheatgrass Indoors FI

Wheatgrass in one of the easiest things to grow. You can be assured of an excellent crop every time. While making wheatgrass juice the kitchen fills with a wonderful aroma that says there is something nutritious going on here. I’ve never smelled anything like it. It’s a special kind of air freshener. The deep, deep […]