Tending My Garden
If you’ve gardened hand in hand with nature or if you’re a regular reader of TendingMyGarden.com you already know how valuable your fall leaves are to your garden. But do you know the way to use them that will most benefit your garden and thus, next year’s crops? Popular Ways Folks Use Their Leaves Many […]
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As I mentioned in the video I did on August 20 (the day I harvested my Honey Nut squash) I thought they were hybrids. Seeds saved from hybrids can’t be relied on to produce true to the fruit from which the seed was harvested. And since I save seed — that’s a negative for me. Also […]
The current popular way to winter garden may not be the easiest or best way for you. This post may give you some ideas for easier winter gardening. What I Used When First Starting to Winter Garden When I first started growing crops in winter I used make shift cold frames that Bill made from […]
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Over the years Bill and I had friends – a couple we didn’t see often, but who always seemed to show up in our life when we needed help only they could provide. Bill died in 2015 and the last I saw Mark and Lucille was in 2017 when they did much for me at […]
Most of the posts that I write for TMG don’t go out of date. The reason being that they mostly involve principles that don’t change — like the 3 keys. (And here.) The only thing(s) that might change in a post is when I find an even easier or better way to achieve the principle […]
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A big thank you to those who responded to my December post by supporting the work I do on TMG to help you become more successful in your garden. Over the 12 years of writing for you, I’ve gotten to know many of my readers personally. So I’m aware there are those who are not […]
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For a while – even as late as the end of May, I didn’t think there would be any vegetables in the June garden big enough to show in photos. But growth came quickly in the last couple of days in May and the first week in June. Saving Seed Has Become a Necessity […]
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As mentioned in previous posts, purchased seed is problematic and seems more so each year. Seed saved from crops grown in my garden always germinates more quickly. Winter Density is the variety of lettuce that I depend on most to take me through at least 10 months of the year, although I plant other varieties […]
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One website that I check in on regularly lists headlines that often are all I need to know about the topic in the article or video. The ones that give me information I can use in my life immediately or in the near future I read or listen to. The man who started this particular […]
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Please read this post and make note of it so you won’t have to spend hours researching if you end up having the problem of what some call “jumping worms” . This destructive invasive worm is making its way across the United States and even into Canada. They rapidly eat all of the organic matter […]
The winter months of January, February, and March can be great months for working outside for those of us who are not inundated with snow or frozen ground for long periods of time. Although here in Virginia temperatures can drop into the teens at night and the 20s and 30s in the daytime, it’s not […]
As long-time readers know, I started gardening 42 years ago in order for Bill and I to have something to eat. The many lessons life has taught me about how simple gardening can be, I’ve shared in more than 800 posts and letters to subscribers. New subscribers can read some of our story here. The […]
In the comments to a recent post Laura asked me to write about what survives in my garden over the winter and what I plant specifically in the fall to overwinter. Our usual wonderful fall weather turned into what is more like early winter. So here I am still planting and trying to get ready to […]
Principles of good gardening (like my 3 keys) are fundamental truths that apply to almost every location across a wide range of the earth’s surface. When it comes to facts and figures about what will grow, when it will grow, and how it will grow, it’s impossible to state anything as being 100% true all […]
Gardening is so easy when you keep it simple. And that’s what TMG is all about. It’s fun when readers write and let me know they’ve benefited from my simple methods. Susan, a reader who lives in this area, sent the picture below and wrote: “Am cooking my first batch (of kale) tonight; will have […]
When I was still thinking about writing this post I got an email from my friend and reader, Abigail. She addressed the very thing I wanted to write about. So I took my title for this post from her email. (You’ll recall I wrote about some health issues Abigail was having in a letter to […]
If you’ve been wanting my book on Organic Gardening and planned to order, I wanted to let you know only 9 books remain. The cost is $28.95. A flat rate of $8.95 for shipping within the US. I want to reprint, but it won’t be this year. To order go here and click the yellow […]
Although I’ve noticed a continuing decline in various bees and bugs over the past decade, this year the difference seems more drastic. Even in late spring when blueberry bushes were in full bloom I didn’t think I was going to have any bees to pollinate. Finally a few showed up, but it seems to me […]
Your success in the garden and knowing and following Nature’s principles work hand in hand. New to gardening? New to TendingMyGarden.com? New to working with nature? Want to make sure you’re using the main principles of nature in your garden to help you become even more successful? I encourage you to read and digest the […]
Nothing in nature is written in stone. The best we can do is come to a conclusion about what generally happens with whatever thing we’re talking about or dealing with. What Usually Takes Place As with most critters, seeing one means two or more. At least it will eventually. And unless a predator is around […]