Organic Gardening Blogs

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What’s Happening in The May Garden

Although we’ve had some 80º F days, we’ve had more cold and damp ones.  I’m not complaining however because the coolness gives me more time to prepare and I sure need it.

As I go about my tasks everyday I think of you and all the things I want to tell you that may be beneficial to you in your garden.  Haven’t been able […]

Thanking Sponsors and What’s Ahead

If this site has added value to your life, most especially in regards to gardening, then you have 14 fellow readers to thank for making it possible.

I’ve always liked the idea of having this simple basic information about organic gardening available free for those folks who are looking for an easier way and want to pull free from all the marketing hype. I’ve […]

Getting Ready for the Winter Season

After being able to plant crops for fall in August this year — a first for me because of the rainy weather —- I ended up loosing a lot because drought conditions that arrived late and prevailed during September.  The good news is just as many things made it.  Now I have lettuce and various greens in 5 stages of growth because of 5 […]

Growing Cucumbers – Varieties, The Beetle, Growing on a Support

Cucumbers are another vegetable that I don’t buy from the store —- ever!  (No taste unless they’re home grown.) So that  limits my cucumber eating to about 3 months in the year.  I usually get about 6 to 8 weeks from the plants and another 4 weeks out of refrigerated excess.

In past years cucumber beetles have been the bain of my cuke plants  […]

Time to Plan and Plant for Fall

I wrote the following article for a local newspaper.  I thought TMG readers would enjoy it as well:

Knowing the cool days of fall are just ahead makes the heat and humidity of mid-summer more bearable. Fall is a great time to garden and  these hot days of mid-summer are the time to plan and plant.

We’ve had some nice soaking rains lately making […]

Grow Bags – Problems They Can Solve in the Garden

If someone had asked me if I used grow bags even two years back, I would have said “Why would I use grow bags when I have a nice garden!?”

Last year I discovered a reason to use grow bags and this year I’ve discovered even more reasons.

Reason #1 – Eggplant – Flea Beetles

We enjoyed eggplant last year for the first […]

Eggplant – and Grow Bags – A Great Combination

I had the great fun of growing eggplant for the first time this year.  It’s not that I haven’t tried to grow it at various times over my 33 years of gardening, but flea beetles have always eaten the small seedlings before they had a chance to get started.

They’ve seemed to love eggplant even better than radishes which a lot of folks use […]