Category: Warm Season

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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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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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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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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Corn, What’s Not to Love?

Corn, What’s Not to Love?

| August 31, 2015 | 4 Replies

Corn, What’s Not to Love? Growing Corn in a Raised Bed is the new episode of Late Bloomer. I only committed my 4’x8′ raised bed to corn this year, and really packed it in. See the results! Watch on YouTube, and please give me a thumbs up and share with friends. It’s a lot of effort […]

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Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

| August 3, 2015 | 8 Replies

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper! In spite of powdery mildew devastating my two Collective Farm Woman melon plants (see “Cutting My Losses”), I will be planting them again next year. Why? Because they are quick to ripen (80-85 days), and there’s no guesswork when they are ready. They simply let go of the vine […]

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Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans

Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans

| July 28, 2015 | 8 Replies

Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans – It seems the garden was healthy and lush for way too brief a time this July. The start of the month was stupendous and I was filled with expectation of two months of production before issues took over. In spite of all that I have learned in […]

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Summer Solstice Garden Update – New Episode!

Summer Solstice Garden Update – New Episode!

| July 11, 2015 | Reply

Summer Solstice Garden Update – New Episode! Kaye capitalizes on a rare sunny morning, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, to give you an update of the front yard food garden. First off, a stunning slideshow of flowers with music. Next a visit to the native garden mini-meadow where Princess Flower, “Purple Haze” […]

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