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
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?
By Jannie Vaught Texas with its hot and steamy days. There aren’t many of us who just can’t seem to face another hot day. We start watering at dawn, weed and tend till were exhausted, rest, water ourselves and then attempt another go in the evening. And we have a month to go. Time to readjust the sun hat wet the neck handkerchief and get … Continue reading Ok, We Made It!
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?
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
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
By Jannie Vaught The dry hot day’s of August have been dragging on with unbelievable heat. I have been scurrying outside early and trying to tend the garden. Then I am back indoors as the heat bears down. So today, as a new month is upon us; I thought we would have a visit about water. The concern and worry across the … Continue reading Water and Sustainability