Were Are In The Middle Of Spring And “Blooming” Is The Word Of The Day

By Jannie Vaugh The pollen is drifting through the air, we had a wind storm and rain which nourished the gardens causing some damage lower to the ground but some older trees had a natural pruning. As with all spring projects I am behind on everything. The tomatoes need attending and the feeding schedule is a bit off, but “slow and steady gets the job … Continue reading Were Are In The Middle Of Spring And “Blooming” Is The Word Of The Day

The Pecan Is the Texas State Tree And Is Native To 150 Counties

Agri Life Extension, Home Fruit Production-Pecans This reliable source will give you everything needed to grow this magnificent tree. Soil and site requirements, purchasing. Bare root, container and large transplanting. Varieties and a good chart that shows which variety does best in certain areas of Texas. Pollination, early pollen shedding and late shedding varieties. Planting, spacing and training. Pruning mature trees “No Topping!” Fertilization for … Continue reading The Pecan Is the Texas State Tree And Is Native To 150 Counties

Understanding Seed Packets

By Jannie Vaught Pretty pictures with growing information. The pictures are often photos of the “Best” fully-grown vegetable. And when the one you planted didn’t look like that picture you are wondering what happened? Let’s start out with Your growing zone. Most packets will have a small picture of North America with colors going across from top to bottom. Find where you live and there … Continue reading Understanding Seed Packets

The Garden In April

Jannie Vaught We are almost at Easter and hopefully the last possible cold snap. The tomato starts that are under lights or in the hoop house are now beginning their “hardening off” process, this includes, lettuce, herbs, eggplants, etc. What is already in, onions, beets, radish, potatoes, foot-long green beans, southern peas, spinach. I have also planted flowers zinnias, marigolds, and single stem sunflowers for … Continue reading The Garden In April

It’s Been A Very Interesting Wild Ride With In The Garden

By Jannie Vaught The big question is “When can I plant?” It appears that the old adage of” Wait till Easter to plant the cold-sensitive plants.” might be right !! I even heard a woman who picked up a plant at the local grocery and returned it to its tray, she said I’m waiting till after Easter! With the High Winds we have been having … Continue reading It’s Been A Very Interesting Wild Ride With In The Garden

Covering WeedCon Mardi Gras without Getting Stoned

By Mike Szymański Photographs courtesy of Mike Szymański The one thing about covering WeedCon this past Mardi Gras that stood out is for me is that I was not stoned and practically everybody else there was. I had many fascinating conversations about cannabis that I didn’t understand, but I learned a lot of things. Along the way, I received a pair of sunglasses, a T-shirt, … Continue reading Covering WeedCon Mardi Gras without Getting Stoned

Intro — what is a statement of principle?

By Sherletta Germain A Statement of Principle comes from an affirmation, paragraph, scripture or excerpt from your favorite verse or book. I found myself on an abundance journey one year as a challenge within a group I was a part of. Even after I left the group, I still used this challenge as a part of my daily living. I felt it was a great … Continue reading Intro — what is a statement of principle?

Power Struggle

By Stephan Pisko, The human being is continually enduring a personal “inner & outer” power struggle which is (self) over and above (ego) it is the introverted insecure fragile initiation directly placed in the middle of the interior and exterior desperately trying to find it’s place in the mangled meaning of it all. Ego always takes front and center stage it is the exhilarating extrovert … Continue reading Power Struggle

Psychological Perception – Meaning

By Stephan Pisko, Decision making for the human mind today is how well it can read into this jumbled configuration that haunts our every waking moment and even non-waking moment no I don’t call this moment sleep either. Our waking moment is when we can answer with a ‘yes or no’ as per our non-waking moment we don’t know the difference between the two blind … Continue reading Psychological Perception – Meaning

Growing The Three Sisters Garden

Jannie Vaught Who are the three sisters? For many Native American communities, three seeds-corn, beans, and squash represent the most important crops. They complement each other in the garden as well as nutritionally. How the three work together. Corn provides the tall stalks for the beans to climb, beans provide nitrogen to fertilize the spoil while stabilizing the tall corn during heavy winds, and large … Continue reading Growing The Three Sisters Garden

The Best Berries I Have Ever Grown

By Jannie Vaught Last year I purchased 4, 2-year-old Arkansas Thornless blackberry plants. I prepared the bed and placed them in a fence line to use as a trellis. They arrived within 4 days and were fresh and undamaged. I planted them and placed a low fence around them to keep the chickens out when they free range. They are possibly the best berries I … Continue reading The Best Berries I Have Ever Grown

We Are Into Some Frosty Weather

By Jannie Vaught We had been unseasonably warm through November and December. We entered winter, but it felt like T-shirt weather. For this gardener, this puts me in a constant weather alert position. As I watched what was happening to the north of us it became very concerning that we may have another “Killer” freeze. We have been preparing all summer and repairing the old … Continue reading We Are Into Some Frosty Weather