Do you start your nightshades with heat?

The past few years I have been growing out a variety of peppers for myself and others, but this year, I have to save my Jimmy Nardello Peppers. Once it hits year 3, I need to save seeds again from those that grow best in our area. I saved heirloom Nardello peppers from our 2012…

Are you surrounded by green inside?

I am!!! All my spring annual vegetables, herbs and flowers are taking over my life. Hectic time of year but I love it! I am sure it is busy for all of you that are growing from seed. Years ago, I started my spring crops either too early or too late. After many years of…

Let’s start at the VERY beginning with S-O-I-L + S-E-E-D

Do you remember the musical “Sound of Music. There was a song called, “Do Re Me”-I thought of this song when trying to explain  how to start an immunity garden….in the song Marie sings to the children…. “Do-Re-Mi Let’s start at the very beginning A very good place to start When you read you begin…

Lemon Cucumbers

The last few years I have been trying different vegetables in our zone 5 gardens to see which are more resistant to disease and able to hold up to pests.  I have grown cucumbers for years, but often times I have a problem with cucumber beetles that I have to “hand-pick”  every morning. This year…