An extraordinary zucchini plant

An extraordinary zucchini plant

Yesterday, I picked a picture-perfect zucchini from a plant that I grew from seed way back on March 1. Have you ever known a zucchini plant to remain productive all through spring, through summer, and well into the fall? This is extraordinary. Let me briefly...
Freezing tomatoes from the garden

Freezing tomatoes from the garden

When I have a good tomato year and end up with more fruit than family and friends can eat, I freeze the extras. There are other ways to preserve tomatoes — drying, canning, etc. — but I choose freezing because of how fast and easy it is. Freezing tomatoes...
When to transplant vegetable seedlings?

When to transplant vegetable seedlings?

The question is, At what size should you put a vegetable seeding into the ground or a bigger pot? The answer is, At any size before the seedling is rootbound. Rootbound means the roots in the container are crowded and circling, especially at the bottom. Let me...
Protecting tomatoes from heat

Protecting tomatoes from heat

This is a short video of what I do to protect my tomatoes when the heat hits: Find shade cloth at a good nursery near you or online at Peaceful Valley (Grow Organic) or Johnny’s. All of my Yard Posts are listed HERE Learn HERE about how my Yard Posts are purely...
Interplanting vegetables

Interplanting vegetables

We had spent the afternoon swimming in the Tsoaing river, which would swell with water after each summer rain, and we were hungry. Masopha led us to his family’s field nearby where they were growing corn with watermelon underneath. He picked a couple of...

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