Tag: garden pests

Two New Growing Peppers Videos

Two New Growing Peppers Videos

| November 20, 2017 | 2 Replies

I have two new growing peppers videos, which detail the complete start to finish experience. This year I grew 36 pepper plants, about 16 varieties, and all looked good till the end of August. While I was away for two nights at the National Heirloom Expo, 31 plants got attacked by leaf miner. My two […]

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About My Trip to the Southeast

About My Trip to the Southeast

| July 19, 2017 | Reply

Let me tell you About My Trip to the Southeast. I got home two nights ago, and have been inundated with issues. First, I hurt my knee on my Europe trip and it’s no better after 18 grinding, hot days in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. But, the connections both new and old were so rewarding!! […]

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Five-Year Collaboration

Five-Year Collaboration

| April 23, 2017 | Reply

Five-Year Collaboration – My sound editor, Christina Horgan, with whom I’ve worked five years on Late Bloomer Show, posted this yesterday, our fifth anniversary, on Facebook. This shows how rewarding collaboration can be. “Who knew?!” Five years ago today, Kaye Kittrell had an idea to create a web series around her experiences of transforming her urban front […]

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Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers

Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

Watch “Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers,“ my latest “Late Bloomer.” See me document growing them for the first time last year, how long it took for peppers to develop, why I love growing them, and problems I had this year. Also, you can find my biscuit recipe (easily modified with only ancient wheat flour) here. If you […]

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Biodiversity Double Whammy

Biodiversity Double Whammy

| August 21, 2016 | Reply

Today, I have a Biodiversity Double Whammy for you on my YouTube channel. (If you are new to this website, I hope you will subscribe!) Episode 93, or 13 of Season 5, “Biodiversity – What Is It, Why Is It Important, How Do We Get It” includes a bit of my interview with Dr. Jim Hogue, professor […]

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Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

| July 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

Growing loufah, or luffa, has a been a race to the top. The huge trellis between our garage and studio has been empty since I was forced to remove our 30 year-old wisteria vine last November. The massive trunk of the wisteria had moved the garage wall three inches and it was time to go. […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | 2 Replies

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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Keeping the Balls in the Air

Keeping the Balls in the Air

| May 30, 2016 | Reply

I’m having a little trouble keeping the balls in the air. Now that I have taken to Vlogging (like blogging, but on video), my blog has taken a hit. Today is Memorial Day, and I’ll try to brief you on my comings and goings these last few weeks! In late April, I left the Late Bloomer […]

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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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Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

| October 22, 2015 | Reply

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor – Follow my three-year adventure growing broomcorn, with the original intention of making my own broom. Tip: you have to grow more than one row to make a broom! With original music by Jon Pileggi. Give it a try! It’s fun and broomcorn makes a beautiful border even if you […]

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