Tag: Plant

Progress on Greenhouse and Fish tank Building…

I know it’s been a long time since my last update but there have been a lot of challenges with this build. Just a few of the latest pics of the progress. Hoping to get the siding on the building next week and then I can finish the greenhouse framing. I’ve been reading a lot [Continue]

Aquaponics Fish Tank Building Progress

Even though it rained all day on Saturday, I was able to work on the floor for the Aquaponics fish tank building Sunday.  Granted, it was still very muddy but I need to get the floor joists in by this Wednesday before the next round of rain comes in.  I fully expect to have the [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Zone Hardiness Map

Find Out Your Zone To help you select the plants that prefer your climate, use the “Zones of Hardiness Map” published by the United States Department of Agriculture. This map divides the United States and Canada into 11 zones. Because winter cold is, in most regions, the single greatest threat to plant survival, the zones [Continue]

Fine Gardening Videos from The Home Vegetable Gardener Blog

There are some great gardening videos on the FineGardening.com website that I would recommend to anyone who has a home vegetable garden.  Along with the videos, they have hundreds of articles from preparing your garden soil to growing exotic vegetables.  Check out the videos here.  I would recommend the How to Prune Tomatoes video to [Continue]

New website for The Home Vegetable Gardener is Live

I just wanted to let everyone know that the new website for my blog, The Home Vegetable Gardener, is now live and on its own domain.  Please update your bookmarks to http://www.thehomevegetablegardener.com so you don’t miss anything.  Please sign up on the new site to continue getting emails from my blog. I will also be [Continue]

Spring is coming early this year…To Georgia

It bodes well to all fellow Georgia gardeners that we will have an early Spring.  At least according to Gen. Beauregard Lee.  The South’s iconic groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, waddled out of his “Weathering Heights” mansion and failed to see his shadow on the Georgia red dirt.  The development bodes well for warm weather.  But does [Continue]

Everything You Need To Know About Seeds – Part 1

In this 3 part series, I will be covering everything you need to know about seeds.  From where to get seeds, how to start seeds, some equipment that you need and how to care for your new seeds and seedlings.  I’m not an expert on seeds and have only saved a few of my more [Continue]

Squash Squash and Peppers too

Originally posted on 6/6/2011 It was a hot weekend but as you can see my vegetables are doing just great.  Of course, I water them daily just enough to keep them upright and it seems to be paying off.  My cucumbers are doing great and they have a bunch of little cukes growing on them.  [Continue]

1st Tomato of the Season

So it looks like I have my first tomato of the season.  Blooms are starting to appear on my tomato plants and after some debate I decided to put out some additional plants in the open space between my peppers and cukes.  I picked up some nice okra plants and an eggplant for the wife.  She [Continue]