Yearly Archives: 2012


We have been gardening only for a short amount of time, really not even a full year. One of the many things I like about living in central Texas is that we can produce vegetables year-round. So we started our first garden this year, with great success. We also had […]

Making A Good Garden Site


The advantages of using composted matter on crops can never be overstated. We have been composting our plants, culled vegetables and yard debris for the past couple of months. To start of we just grabbed a basic composting box from Lowe’s and set it up in a matter of minutes. […]

The Art Of Composting



Late summer and fall is a great time for gardening. Cooler weather, reduced pest pressure and staggered plantings make for a great time in the backyard. Nothing beats garden-fresh, nutrition-packed food during this time of the year. You can pretty much grow something every month of the year in Texas. […]

Is The Planting Session Over????




As most newbie gardeners, I am always trying to get the “right” amount of water, erroring on the caution side. Our plants especially the tomatoes are just popping out everywhere. So I’ve been really worried about over irrigating during the this period which may reduce fruit quality. Ample water during […]

The Fine Balance Of Watering Your Garden..


The last couple of weeks Amanda and I noticed that our bell peppers and tomatoes were turning brown and rotting only at the bottom. Being a newbie farmer, I thought we had sometype of fungus or another pest attacking our vegetables again. After talking with one of her friends about […]

Calcium Deficiency In Our Plants…



You want to make sure that you have seed potatoes from a certified nursery or garden center. Avoid any store bought potatoes, they normally have been treated with a sprouting inhibitor. One of the great things about living in Texas is that you can start to grow potatoes almost all […]

Planting Our Potatoes


It’s hard to believe that we are already into week 10 of our gardening session. We consider this year to be our official year of gardening so our perspective on pest management is very, very limited, but you do have to start somewhere. To date we have harvested squash ranging […]

Gardening Pest