Common Garden Weeds

The sooner weeds are accepted as part of gardening, the sooner gardeners can find ways to use them to the benefit. I previously posted what I had learned about using Weeds as Indicators. But how can you use them as indicators if you can’t identify them? The Old Farmer’s Almanac recently published an article on Common … Continue reading Common Garden Weeds


Migraine World Summit Week

This is a bit off topic from my usual ramblings, but possibly one of the more important things I've decided to write about. I have chronic migraines. I have had them for the 18 years of my life and will have them for the remainder of my life. Since diagnosed, I have been educating myself … Continue reading Migraine World Summit Week

What the heck is Edema?

In a disappointed state, I examined the tiny bumps on one of my banana pepper leaves. There were dozens of them. I tried to wipe them off but they wouldn't budge. At least I knew they weren't eggs from a little pest. I told myself that I would probably have to toss the plant. What … Continue reading What the heck is Edema?

Weeds as Indicator Plants

Weed: A wild plant growing where it is not wanted in competition with cultivated plants. Battling weeds (or harvesting them from our gardens) is something we all go through as gardeners.  I remember last summer spending hours and hours weeding my garden just to get to do it all over again in a couple of … Continue reading Weeds as Indicator Plants

First Gardening Challenge of the Year

I had an unexpected issue at my house yesterday. We've been getting some pretty strong winds last the couple of days and yesterday's gusts up to 60mph were just too much for the power grid (another reason why I'm looking forward to moving off the grid in the next year or so). My house lost … Continue reading First Gardening Challenge of the Year

Garden Growth

I've been terrible at keeping this updated with plant growth. Between traveling, working, art shows and tending to the garden, I've been having quite a busy summer. My garden, for the most part, is doing well. I've had a few hitches along the way but aside from the cucumbers, everything is working out wonderfully. The … Continue reading Garden Growth