Waiting for fall

Here in planting zone 8a, we have two seasons — the early summer season (March- August) and the second summer or fall season. The fall season is from September to the first frost, around late November. When the second season starts depends on what you want to grow. I opted for the fall season, planting…

Before, during and after Isaias

As of this writing, the garden had had about 7 inches of rain fall on it during the past week. Of that, 3.5 inches was from yesterday. Hurricane Isaias brought 2.1 inches with it on Monday and Tuesday. It is rained on and off Thursday through Saturday . We cleaned up the debris from Isaias…

Garden update: Pollinators

So we had another flood that brought 1.26 inches of rain in a short amount of time. While in the process of cleaning out the yard — again — I noticed the bees and other insects gathered around the garden. Yes, there are some bad bugs — snails, fire ants, leaf-eaters, and some caterpillars. There…

Garden update: after the flood

Cleaning up this past week’s flood is ongoing. I talked with our neighbor, who has lived in the house next door for about 10 years. Our garden talk boiled down to this: How did you plants survive and the flooding will get worse. This past week, it rained 2.5 inches overnight. Most of that was…

The Journey Begins

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