Bamboo Garden Trellis Tutorial

The garden peas and sweet peas have been planted, but they have nothing to grow on, and I best remedy this situation before their shoots emerge and reach for support.  Bamboo is one of my favorite materials for staking and building supports for vegetable plants, and visitors to my garden often ask me about my bamboo creations.  Its attractive, strong, and will last for … Read more…

Pea Planting Day

Spring has officially arrived!  The frogs are croaking, bulbs are blooming, and the damn woodpecker has returned to his springtime trickery of startling my family awake with his machine gun style mating call on the side of our house.  I know he is just looking for a little lovin’, but must he peck his brains out at 6am on my bedroom … Read more…

Presoaking Seeds DIY Quick Tip

Many moons ago, a friend of mine, who is a gardening guru, suggested that I presoak my pea and sweet pea seeds before sowing them.  Why in the world would I do that?  Well, because seeds require moisture for germination.   Moisture breaks down the seed coat, hydrates the seed’s enzymes, and hydrates the food supplies.  When these things happen, the seed begins to … Read more…