A Brown Thumb

The conversation always goes like this. “I would love to start a garden, but I have a brown thumb.” What an odd saying. Is there another...

Making Food Fast

I’ve been throwing this information around in my head for the last few weeks, but my brain is kind of full of a lot of other things and...

Fruit for Free

Here in Florida we are lucky to have so many choices available when adding fruit to our landscape. We can go the classic route with all...

Summer is Coming

Spring is easy. The days are warm and sunny, the nights are cool, and the gentle rains are just enough to keep your plants hydrated....

The Na Ga

The North Georgia Candy Roaster, fancy name Cucurbita Maxima is yet another one of those “light bulb on” type of plants. The type of...

Making Space

Space is not one of my concerns. I live in a rural area. I have more garden than I know what to do with. If I ever did manage to fill it...

Spineless Cactus

Are you looking for a new easy going plant to add to your landscape? What about a plant that requires zero maintenance and is completely...

Successful Gardening

Everyone wants to have a successful garden. You see pictures in the magazines and seed catalogs of smiling gardeners reaping baskets full...

Greens for Days

Heads up all my fellow lazy gardeners because I think I may have finally found the perfect green. Right now I am in love with Okinawa...

Why I do What I Do

This ugly little green fruit is called Solanum uporo, or the Cannibal’s Tomato. It is a bitter nasty fruit that grows on spiny eggplant...

Pest Control

The most common question people ask me about gardening organically is how to control pests naturally. Just like controlling pests in the...

Soapberry

Nature never ceases to amaze me. No matter what humans need, somewhere there is plant that makes it. Why people started making artificial...

Secondary Edibles

One of the bigest advantages to being a gardener, is that you get to try more food. When you shop for food, you are limited to what is...

Sweet Potato

If you only ever plant one thing, plant sweet potato. Sweet potato is the easiest vegetable you will ever grow here in Florida. Sandy...

Cranberry Hibiscus

As if the Roselle plant were not already the near perfect plant, those of you who planted in the spring when I did, are now finding out...

Luffa Sponge

Most people are surprised when they first learn that those scrubby natural sponges sold at bath and specialty shops don’t come from the...

Papaya

When it comes to fruit trees, papayas are the closest thing you can get to instant gratification. They grow from seed to fruiting tree in...

Busy Day Pickles

This is the easiest pickle recipe ever. So fast, you can put up a couple of jars in as little as 15 minutes. Perfect for when you have a...