Concerning Mulch and Fall Planting

I pulled the yellow pear tomato because the leaves had curled and wilted to such a degree that I can’t imagine there was any turning back. I also trashed the pumpkin vine from the same bed because I believe the borers actually dug into the best looking pumpkin on the vine and I’m just disgusted […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | July 24, 2012 | Mulch, Seeds Read More

Apples Are Gone But So Are the Cabbage Eaters

The few apples holding onto my young trees have been stolen by the squirrels or whatever else thought they were tasty enough to pick before they were ready. I’m not very sad because I know that next year we will have many more and I’ll be taking more precautions to protect the trees and the […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | July 16, 2012 | Fruits, Pests, Vegetables Read More

Harvested Garlic and Happy Squash

I had the kids pull the garlic from the yard today. There are different varieties, so some of the heads are big and some are small. They look great and I’m going to save the biggest heads to replant in the fall. I also started taking down the pea plants and saving the last peas […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | July 2, 2012 | Vegetables Read More

Late June in My NJ Garden

I didn’t think any of the squash or cucumbers had a chance of coming through and bearing fruit this year with the zillions of cucumber beetles and squash bugs I saw earlier in the season, but these plants are troopers! Now that the hot weather has hit, shade or full sun, they are bursting forth […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | June 24, 2012 | How's It Growing?, Keyhole Garden, Mulch, Pests, When I Planted Read More

A Backyard Herb Spiral, Another Permaculture Technique

Go ahead and laugh at the picture above, I am! I knew I had what seemed like a lot of randomly shaped rocks and landscape bricks all around the yard. I’ve already used about half of them to make this tiny spiral. I think the position is good, but the materials stink. I need a […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | June 9, 2012 | Herbs, Permaculture Read More
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