Tag: big jobs in the garden

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe

| April 19, 2016 | 2 Replies

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe in the latest Late Bloomer! Kaye reveals her new trapezoid raised bed, uses voile instead of garden cloth on brassicas to protect against cabbage moths laying eggs, and shares Mee Tracy McCormick’s cushaw squash recipe for Cushaw Cashew Bisque. See Mee’s segment on More at Mid-day WSMV, Nashville, TN, […]

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Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

| March 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

Rain barrel set-up is harder than it looks, as witnessed in my latest Late Bloomer! With non-stop news about our big El Nino bringing winter rains this year, I thought it best to procure two more barrels. I set them up at the diagonal opposite of my house. Since they would be visible walking in […]

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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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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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Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

| March 17, 2014 | 8 Replies

Going gaga over tomatoes is what happened to me in December when I found myself on Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I ordered eleven varieties of seeds, one in every color and shape. And then, garden friends sent me a few seeds from four more varieties. Other than direct-seeding a handful of Yellow Pear tomatoes last […]

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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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Drip Line!

Drip Line!

| August 31, 2012 | 2 Replies

I’ve been concerned about splashing water on the leaves when hand-watering from the hose, so I installed a drip line in the parkway this week. The area where I had corn is empty, so I need to get celery, broccoli and chard started there. Here’s the bed after I broke up the clay soil. My […]

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White Powder and Other Findings

White Powder and Other Findings

| June 29, 2012 | 10 Replies

If you enjoy photography, and gardening, life can be endlessly interesting. A plant you photograph one day may look different the next. There’s always something to photograph. This came up suddenly overnight. Powdery mildew? But, it’s on backs and fronts of leaves, so I’m not sure. I trimmed off the affected leaves. We ate this […]

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Corn Eclipsed!

Corn Eclipsed!

| May 21, 2012 | Reply

Corn Eclipsed! After working all afternoon to plant my ten new organic corn seedlings, my neighbor, C.L., came over with a welding mask so we wouldn’t miss the eclipse. It’ll be 12 more years till the next one, so thought I would take a few photos. I shot through the green glass till the sun […]

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Hose Woes

Hose Woes

| May 16, 2012 | 3 Replies

Seriously?? That’s the question always on my mind when I am trying to water and I look around and my hose looks like this. This is actually a brand new hose (we call them hosepipes in the South) given to me recently by my neighbor, Sophia’s mom (Sophia appears often on episodes of “Late Bloomer”), […]

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