In The Garden, North Is South

I’ve been gardening under the assumption that plants on the south side of the house get full sun, while plants on the north side of the house get full shade. Turns out, that’s not the case.

Where To Grow Strawberries

Do your strawberries mold, shrivel up, or get eaten by bugs before they ripen? Here’s why and what to do about it.

Mini-Raised Beds: Smart Pots (Part 2)

In Houston, raised beds are essential to growing vegetables…the intermittent flooding makes it virtually impossible to grow them in the native soil. Over the last couple years, I’ve been looking for ways to… Continue reading

Gardening In The Rain

No need to stay inside when it’s raining. There’s plenty to do in the garden in the rain. Weeding Weeding is so much easier when the ground is wet. The wet soil releases the… Continue reading

Plant Extra

When planting vegetables, how do you figure out how many to plant? Here are the three steps that will help you calculate how many seeds or transplants you really need.

Fresh Herb Sun Tea

What to do with herbs from your garden? Try this herbal sun tea!

Pollinating Tomatoes The Easy Way

Here’s a simple way to pollinate tomatoes without bees.

Ashes To Trees

You’ve heard of honoring a loved one by planting a tree in their memory. Now you can actually turn them into a tree.

Sharing A Garden With Dogs

My dogs LOVE the garden. They eat a diet rich in herbs and vegetables, so the vegetable garden looks like a buffet to them. They love the smell of herbs, chasing crawling and flying… Continue reading

Mini-Raised Beds: Smart Pots (Part 1)

In Houston, vegetables grow best (actually, only grow) in raised beds. These beds allow great drainage and keep the plants from rotting during heavy rain periods and flooding. Over the last couple years,… Continue reading