A single seed grew into a sea of pumpkins! http://www.maeziespumpkinpatch.com/ The yearly legacy of Maezie Powell’s garden to her community in southern California was how EVERYONE loved to watch and wonder how big her pumpkins would grow before the pumpkin weigh-off. Until . . . in August 2012, when disaster struck in the form of […]
Totally Tomatoes Part 6 – Recognizing Tomato Problems What’s wrong with my plants? Trying to figure that out can be challenging. Here are a few common problems you might run into and be able to correct. The Tobacco Horn Worm (above) and Tomato Horn Worm (below) are fairly common. They are often mistaken for […]
If you live here in the northeast, it’s too early for your moonflowers to be in bloom tonight. But you can still plant the seed and dream of the flowers to come! Happy Summer Solstice! Although you will often hear this date called the first day of summer, it truly is the midway point between […]
The peas are in flower! A few people may have planted their peas in March this year as Mr. Hart did, and if so, you might be getting ready to enjoy the first fresh peas from your garden. These plants started flowering a few days ago and should be heading into the Hart family kitchen […]
Who doesn’t love to see the beauties flying around their garden? Bronze Fennel, that wonderful perennial in the garden and in the kitchen, is a host plant for the Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly. At some point in the last few weeks, the swallowtails were visiting our bronze fennel plant in the front of the Hart’s […]
Care as the season progresses – Water, Prune, Feed Mother Nature provides rain, so your tomatoes don’t need to be watered every day. If nature doesn’t provide 1-2 inches of rain each week, then you’ll have to drag out the hose. Water deep and consistent, not a “sprinkle a day” (easy to say when thunder […]
It’s been a few weeks since I updated everyone on the progress of our seedlings. First Mr. Hart did get his peas in the garden back in March – only 2 days past St. Pat’s Day and they are up about 2 inches now.