2009

Here’s the follow up article to finish describing the exotic Caribbean tropical fruits that I challenged you to identify in a previous post. James managed to name them all correctly and will receive a prize in the form of a PRO digging fork that he says will come in very handy as he cultivates his […]

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Looks like the exotic fruit challenge that was posted last week offered much more of a test than the previous garden riddle that many found a lot easier to solve. I have to give James credit for making short work of it and coming up with the correct identity for all of the strange and […]

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Maybe you’re a whiz when it comes to local fruits and vegetables, but how good are you if we shift the landscape to the Caribbean? Today’s post will give you a perfect opportunity to test your identification skills and take a shot at winning a prize! All you need to do is guess the identify […]

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The use of zones is a practical Permaculture concept that’s worthy of incorporating into the backyard vegetable garden. The basic idea is to organize your landscape into growing zones that will make it easier and more convenient to care for your plants. Zones are identified based on the relative location and accessibility, and then crops […]

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Update: I just received notification that the OpenSky “Cyber Monday” promotion has come to a close, that there was overwhelming demand, and that all of the coupons have been issued. I apologize to anyone who was unable to access the storefront or take advantage of the promotion before it ended. How would you like to […]

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I know that I’ve been “missing in action” lately as far as posting articles, responding to comments, and managing the other activities around here and at the Gardening Secrets Newsletter, but it hasn’t been without good reason. You see I just returned from a second adventure at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute. Yes, that’s […]

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Okay, I’ll admit that this summer was a terrible one for growing tomatoes, and no, I can’t make claims that my garden was immune from the sting of Tomato Blight! But you know what, I still had more than enough homegrown tomatoes to enjoy and share with friends in spite of the widespread disease. This […]

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Everything was so going well out in the vegetable garden and I was taking full advantage of the cool weather, abundant rain, a frost free start, and the ideal conditions for growing lush fall vegetable crops. That is until yesterday evening as I ventured out into the backyard to take some photos. Then I noticed […]

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The following message arrived via my Facebook Page from a gardener in Israel who is fervently searching for new edible plants to raise in the veggie garden. The difficulty revolves around a very limited water supply and tough growing conditions that can quickly turn a productive garden into a barren plot. Here is Trish’s account […]

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