September 2009

I was impressed with the answers to the little gardening riddle that was posed last time. I was also told that I offered too many clues and that I made things too easy for you to solve… so I’ll have to remember that next time, and yes the answer to the riddle was a Chicken […]


What has wings but doesn’t fly? And a set of wheels that never see the road? Its travel is limited to a distance that is measured by the number of feet per week, rather than the miles per hour that it covers! No gasoline, electricity, or even solar batteries are needed to power this ingenious […]


Two recent articles have focused on the designs and construction of a bean trellis and a tomato tower for the vegetable garden. Today Barb returns to share ideas for putting those trellises to good use, and also shows how to reduce the seed budget without sacrificing variety. Heirloom beans are a fantastic crop for the […]


“I am from Botswana and have developed interest in mushroom cultivation. So I would like you to help with where I can find the kit in South Africa and at what cost. I would be very happy if you can help me.” That was the inquiry that I recently received from Samson in South Africa […]


Flower gardeners aren’t the only ones that can appreciate a bit of color and ornamental accents in the garden. So while vegetable growers may not be able to smell the roses, there’s no shortage of blossoms and blooms to catch the eye and other senses in an edible garden. Here’s a small sampling of the […]


The latest issue of the Gardening Secrets Newsletter was sent out last week to all of the subscribers on my email list. If you didn’t receive your free copy you know what to do; just head on over and sign up for the newsletter while the August edition is still available. Now Featured in the […]