50 Recipes For The Christmas and Thanksgiving Table.

The Christmas and Thanksgiving Table Are you tired of the same old same old on your Thanksgiving table? Has Your Christmas dinner gotten boring and so predictable you could just scream? There are recipes that we just have to make every year for the Christmas and Thanksgiving table. But some…

I Want Crap For Christmas…Said No One Ever

I Want Crap For Christmas, Said No One Ever…..Except Maybe A Gardener. That’s right I’m talking about me. Let me tell you the story. A few years ago we moved into a new house. It was in a great neighborhood, but I had to…

Grow Strawberries In A Fraction Of The Space

Grow Strawberries Vertically. First I must confess. Of all the things that come out of my garden, I think strawberries are my favorite. Those red juicy bites of sweet goodness. Whether it’s strawberry shortcake, smoothies, strawberry salsa on salmon, or just eating them right out of my hand…

How To Manage Garden Diseases.

  Manage Garden Diseases. I think an organic gardeners biggest challenge is how to manage garden diseases. At least in my area it is. Here in South Florida vegetable gardening can be a real challenge even under the best of circumstances. As I said in my book, “Dirty Hands…

Beekeeping Tools – Beginning Beekeeping

When you are first starting out in the beekeeping world, there are many tools you will need to make your journey so much easier. Beekeeping Tools. Keeping any small animal on the homestead requires “tools of the trade”. A lot of them are pretty general. For example, you…

Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners – The Hive

What Beekeeping Supplies Do You Need? Regardless of what creature you wish to raise, you are going to need some supplies. And Beekeeping is no different. But unlike chickens, ducks, rabbits or even worms, you can’t just keep them in your garage or laundry room for a few…

16 Top Secrets for Growing Great Tomatoes

What are some of the secrets for growing great tomatoes, increasing your yields and producing better tasting fruit? Nothing says summer like tomatoes! Tomatoes are the number one thing grown in a home vegetable garden. And for good reason. They-are-just-that-good! I mean lot’s of…

Marinara – Make The Perfect Sauce

If you want a way to jazz up almost anything in the kitchen, this is the recipe you need. Marinara is the way to take the tomato to new heights. Whether you need to spice up your pasta or dunk your bread sticks, marinara is just the ticket.  Marinara Goes…

What To Feed Ducklings!

The Secret To Happy Healthy Ducklings. If there is a number one, most important thing to raising healthy ducklings, it is getting the food and water right. If you have never raised ducklings before you may be wondering what to feed them.  A duck that is started with a healthy…

Should You Grow Determinate Or Indeterminate Tomatoes?

What Are Determinate or Indeterminate Tomatoes. And Why Does It Matter. If you look in many seed catalogs you will see that tomatoes come in many sizes and colors, flavors and degrees of disease resistance, hybrid and open pollinated. But you will also see the terms indeterminate or determinate tomatoes…

What would you do if you got hacked?

  Hacked! Crashed! Identity Theft! Those are words that every person with a computer dreads hearing. In this age of computers, smart phones, tablets, pads, websites and blogs, you know it’s just a matter of time until at least one of those things happens to you in one…

Feeding Yourself on 1/4 Acre

Feeding Yourself on 1/4 Acre. Feeding yourself and growing your own food is a wonderful but sometimes frustrating endeavor. So the search always goes on for better ways to grow things. Gardening is one of those things about which you can never know everything there is to know. So…

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew? Frogmore stew brings back some wonderful memories for me. Days at my sisters house, either after a day on the boat or maybe just hanging around the pool. Donna would get this twinkle in her eye and say, “Let’s make some frogmore stew.” For…

pantyhose in the garden? -vertical garden techniques.

Pantyhose In The Garden? Vertical Garden Techniques. No this is not a tawdry post. Actually it’s a very practical one. Have you ever used pantyhose in your garden? Or maybe a T-shirt? What am I talking about? Let me tell you…. Pantyhose in the garden? Click…