Tomatoes

By Jannie Vaught, Tomatoes are for this gardener finishing up as the temperatures have soared to above 100! But this is the time for harvesting the final crop and enjoying the fruits of your labor. For me it has been tomato canning time and as I grow Heirloom tomatoes, saving the abundant seeds for next year and to share with fellow gardeners. Saving heirloom seeds … Continue reading Tomatoes

When Its Extremely Hot And No Rain Is In Sight What Is A Gardener To Do?

By Jannie Vaught Water, pull unwanted grass, plant some radishes and learn and plan for that cooler wet weather. Here’s whats growing in this permaculture garden, beets, radish, the peas that were supposedly OK to plant now died the baked inn the sun death. So more will go in next week, still trying, The stored rain water is coming out of storage this week, And … Continue reading When Its Extremely Hot And No Rain Is In Sight What Is A Gardener To Do?

What To Do In The Garden In The Deep Of Summer Heat And Drought?

By Jannie Vaught, Keep the perennials somewhat alive and prune, prune, prune!! Today was somewhere shy of 109 with no rain and water restrictions. What’s a gardener that is deeply invested in the growing of all things green to do? Take a breath and make hard decisions. Cut back or remove the spring items that were so happy and productive a few weeks back. Tomatoes … Continue reading What To Do In The Garden In The Deep Of Summer Heat And Drought?

This Is A Time For Family Gatherings, Cookouts, watermelon, Cantaloupe And Sliced Tomatoes

By Jannie Vaught And here in central Texas, we are under severe heat warnings! Do all the above before the peak noontime or as the sun goes down! Heat exhaustion is a serious complication and can come on suddenly, especially for children. Drink water at least one cup per hour and stay inside. That said as we journey into this drought we are conscious of … Continue reading This Is A Time For Family Gatherings, Cookouts, watermelon, Cantaloupe And Sliced Tomatoes

Courage Campaign: Over 135,000 Demand the CA Water Resources Control Board to Shut Down Nestlé’s Water Bottling Operations in California Immediately

With California in its fourth year of one of the worst droughts in modern history, and Governor Jerry Brown instituting sweeping restrictions on urban water use — more than 135,000 people in California and around the country are demanding that the California Water Resources Control Board immediately move to shut down Nestlé’s water bottling operations in the State. VIEW THE PETITION HERE: http://act.couragecampaign.org/sign/NestleDrought/ The petition, … Continue reading Courage Campaign: Over 135,000 Demand the CA Water Resources Control Board to Shut Down Nestlé’s Water Bottling Operations in California Immediately