Propagating figs with cuttings

This is the first time I’ve considered growing figs. My friend Theresa texted me yesterday to tell me she was pruning her fig trees before bringing them into the garage for the winter and asked if I wanted a few cuttings. How could I refuse?! I’m not sure of the variety, as she took branches […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | October 23, 2015 | Fruits, Trees Read More

Planting Chard in the Keyhole Garden

It’s been weeks since it’s rained here! I can’t believe how often I’ve needed to use the sprinklers since I’ve planted my seeds in the veggie gardens in the back yard. The grass seed is coming up beautifully and I’ve already seeded over what I initially put down. I’m keeping track of what I planted […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 23, 2015 | Keyhole Garden, Vegetables, What I Planted Read More

Summer garden cleanup and fall planting with trench composting

I’m looking to clear out and use most of my compost before the fall really starts dumping a ton more leaves on me. I’ve read of other gardeners making off with bags of their neighbor’s leaves that have been left curbside for pickup. Oy! Whether a blessing or a curse, this is something I will […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 17, 2015 | Composting, Seeds, When I Planted Read More

Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Let’s begin.

I find that my mid to late summer garden is always a mess. I know I’m not alone, and it doesn’t stop me from showing it off, though my pride may be misplaced. As a busy human (I can’t even just say as a busy Mom cause I know EVERYONE is busy) I find small […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 17, 2015 | Seeds, Vegetables Read More

Productive fruit trees with a few bad apples

We’ve got the first real crop of apples this year on the Crimson Gala tree. I didn’t thin them as much as I should have because I had read about June drop and I wasn’t sure the toll it would take. Not many fell at all. I would love to have organic apples in the […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | August 1, 2015 | Fruits, How's It Growing? Read More
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