Fruit Gardening

Fruit Gardening
Spring is here but there’s still some time before it’s warm enough for gardening. Because of that, I thought it might be a good time to share some of the ridiculously over ambitious gardening plans that I come up with every year. Today I’m going to talk about my fruit gardening plans. You see during the winter, the sky ...

Overwintering Musa Basjoo

Overwintering Musa Basjoo
Overwintering Musa Basjoo (Hardy Banana) Even though I live in New Jersey, I still like to grow banana plants. Their big green leaves give my pool & patio and nice tropical feel. And who doesn’t want to feel like they are in tropics? Every so often, when my kids are trying to drown me, I ...

Composting Leaves

Composting Leaves
Composting Leaves Every fall in my New Jersey town, all my neighbors rake their leaves into big piles in front of their houses. These leaf piles are everywhere and it’s even hard to drive sometimes. But at some point before winter is in full swing, the town sends out a big truck with a giant ...

Growing Tomatoes – The Tomato Tower

Growing Tomatoes - The Tomato Tower
Whenever I see pictures of Supersweet 100 tomatoes in seed catalogs I’m always jealous. I love growing tomatoes but In the catalog pictures there’s these long chains of tomatoes that are perfectly uniform and red. It’s almost like they were manufactured or something. The catalog description says, “The scarlet, cherry-sized fruits are produced in long ...

Dividing Hostas

Dividing Hostas
Dividing Hosta If you find a shady spot in my yard, chances are, you will see at least one hosta there. And if you don’t, then there will probably be one there soon. Not only are hostas easy to grow, shade loving plants and they’re also great looking plants. The easy to grow part might ...

Growing Asparagus

Growing Asparagus
Growing Asparagus Everyone knows that asparagus is tasty and makes your pee smell funny but did you know that it really isn’t too hard to grow your own? If you’ve never grown asparagus in your vegetable garden, let me give you the highlights. First off, pick a sunny spot in your garden where you’re going ...