Category: Maintenance

Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted!

Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted!

| March 10, 2017 | Reply

Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted! Today’s been one of those days. After uploading over 150 videos to my “Late Bloomer” channel, you still make mistakes. Or, I do. I’m still learning this bear called editing, and my export last night had an extra :24 of black on it. Which I didn’t notice, unfortunately until it was […]

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Get Your Garden Under Control!

Get Your Garden Under Control!

| April 16, 2016 | Reply

Get Your Garden Under Control! In “Garden Control: Hairy Vetch, Powdery Mildew” am back hacking away at my out of control garden in the latest Late Bloomer! Yes, I actually planted vetch! I hope I’m not hacking it back for years. It was beautiful while it latest though. Unlike the powdery mildew on my peas! […]

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Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

| October 21, 2015 | 2 Replies

Go out of your way. ~ As I was taking leave after my interview with Barefoot Farmer in the spring, he complimented me for making the trip to meet him. “There are two kinds of people in the world, those that go out of their way, and those that don’t,” I found myself saying. That’s something I’d […]

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Battening Down the Hatches

Battening Down the Hatches

| October 19, 2015 | 2 Replies

I’m battening down the hatches. With this year’s El Nino now considered “Too big to fail,” I put gardening on hold to get some much needed repairs done to the house. If you haven’t heard from me since my Miami Web Fest news that Late Bloomer won for “Best Edutainment Series,” I’ve been busy! Today, two workers […]

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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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Make it a Learning Experience

Make it a Learning Experience

| July 16, 2014 | Reply

Make it a learning experience is my motto. That’s how I approach every encounter in my garden. From neighbors walking by who want to learn, or have something to teach me, to encountering pests and issues, I’m always on the lookout to absorb or share. I was up late working on a new episode of “Late Bloomer,” and […]

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Winter Garden Maintenance

Winter Garden Maintenance

| February 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Winter gardening is a challenge with cold, wet days in December. Good thing the garden is planted! But, you have to venture out once in a while to thin seedlings, deal with pests, harvest heaps of vitamin-packed celery for juicing and encounter wildlife. Check out Kaye’s camelias! The front yard is packed with vegetables. Watch […]

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Winter Garden – Season 2 Has Begun!

Winter Garden – Season 2 Has Begun!

| February 6, 2013 | 14 Replies

Please watch and share Season 2, Episode 1 of “Late Bloomer,” “Planting the Winter Garden.” Featuring the original guitar composition of “Late Bloomer’s” new composer, guitar man Jon Pileggi. I’m very excited to add Jon to our lean and creative Late Bloomer team! I’ve been busy planting a garden, making Late Bloomer episodes, creating an e-book […]

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Rain, Caterpillars and Puccini

Rain, Caterpillars and Puccini

| November 8, 2012 | 10 Replies

I had been alerted that rain was coming this weekend, and I knew I had to get a fresh layer of alfalfa down on my hard-baked clay, otherwise, every trip into the garden would result in mud-caked shoes. So, this morning, I spread it out. Rain was coming down gently on my back. I had […]

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My 100th Post, Pruning! Or, the Way it Was!

My 100th Post, Pruning! Or, the Way it Was!

| September 20, 2012 | 10 Replies

For my 100th blog post since rolling out LATE BLOOMER on Earth Day 2012, I debated on what my topic should be. Should I do as usual, and simply report on the day, or should it be more meaningful in some way? I decided to report on the day yesterday, which turned out to be meaningful […]

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