Archive for September, 2015

Growing Peppers in Pots

Growing Peppers in Pots

| September 30, 2015 | 2 Replies

Growing Peppers in Pots, a new episode from the Late Bloomer Show. I had even more success growing peppers in 2015 than my first year success last year. This episode covers the pepper story from planting through August harvests. Please share with gardener friends and pepper lovers! ~ Sweet Pepper Varieties Grown this Year Sweet […]

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Late Bloomer as Web Fest Nominee

Late Bloomer as Web Fest Nominee

| September 28, 2015 | 1 Reply

Late Bloomer as Web Fest Nominee (UPDATE – WINNER, BEST EDUTAINMENT) – When I started “Late Bloomer” in the spring of 2012 (with my new iPhone 4), I thought, with my background as an actress and having made a couple of short films, I could produce interesting videos that might inspire people to grow their […]

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Pshaw, Cushaw!

Pshaw, Cushaw!

| September 25, 2015 | 8 Replies

Pshaw, Cushaw! I mean, it’s not the cushaw’s fault I’m a little impatient. Powdery mildew is laying claim to the cushaw vines (also known as green-striped squash) and even though I’ve sprayed each week, spots cover every leaf and stem. GRRRR. Update: see Growing Winter Squash Part 2, Kabocha & Cushaw. As you saw in […]

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On the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood

On the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood

| September 22, 2015 | 3 Replies

Files from the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood, fourth in a series. This story begins with a lettuce-wrapped grass-fed-and-finished burger and homemade potato chips, and ends with a gluten-free hummus veggie pizza. I’ve written this before. When I go home to Tennessee, as I did last week, I ask myself, “What am I going […]

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100% Homegrown Soup

100% Homegrown Soup

| September 20, 2015 | 2 Replies

100% Homegrown Soup was dinner last night. I had returned late the night before from a week away and the refrigerator was empty, but the garden was full. Being a 20-minute cook, soup seemed the easiest dinner to make. This is the first time I’ve made soup entirely from my homegrown produce. ~ First, I […]

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August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes!

August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes!

| September 20, 2015 | Reply

August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes are the latest videos from Late Bloomer. From spaghetti squash and tomatoes in Part 1 to eggplant and tomatillo in Part 2, there’s loads to see on Late Bloomer. Each episode starts with a slideshow set to music: Part 1, everything that was blooming in August, Part 2, […]

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On the Road: Growing Loofah

On the Road: Growing Loofah

| September 20, 2015 | 9 Replies

Files from the Road: Growing Loofah, third in a series. Ask any five people (I did) and they will tell you they thought loofah sponge came from the sea. Sheri Martin Bulla grows loofah (also spelled luffa) for sponges on a strip of her 30-acre farm out in the country in Hickman County, Tennessee. I drove on […]

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On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

| September 16, 2015 | 2 Replies

Files from the Road: Muscadine Harvest, second in a series. I have a friend who had wanted for years to try his hand at winemaking. He planted a vineyard and made some wine. When that turned out well, he quit his job and started growing grapes and making wine full-time. That was a few years […]

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On the Road: History of a House

On the Road: History of a House

| September 14, 2015 | 2 Replies

Files from the Road: History of a House is the first post in a series of my travels on the East Coast. First stop, my hometown in Tennessee, where I stay in a house that is 107 years old. Owned by only five families, two of those have been friends of mine. Situated on the top of […]

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My Slice of Pepper Heaven

My Slice of Pepper Heaven

| September 7, 2015 | Reply

My slice of pepper heaven kicked off the Labor Day weekend. I was so busy on Friday, I’d forgotten to check on my, now, 19 pepper plants on my upstairs balcony. The disadvantage to growing them up there is it’s off the master bedroom, and I work downstairs and out front all day. (The advantage is fewer pests and more […]

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