Episode-266- Grow Green Onions And Chives At Home

  The sowing season is now in full swing. Every week from now until May I will be sowing new crops. This weeks see the start again of green onions and chives. I can't wait til these are ready. The green onion grow big and tall if cared for properly. I start hundreds of them from seed and take the time to plant each and every one. I tend to grow the chives in bunches and they'll be transferred...

Episode-265- Planting Season And Guide For Northern Virginia

2015 Planting Times The 2015 Growing season is off to a fine start even though there is 6 inches of snow outside and the snow is still falling. The secret to my 7th growing season will be the same as it has been for the previous six. Plan and Prepare. It is obvious to me now that there are just three essential pieces that form the foundation for a great growing season. Barring any Force Majeure...

Episode-264- Backyard From Vision To Reality

If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the overlay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I am moving towards that design. Geoff Lawton of Australia has some of the best video examples...

Episode-263- Parsley Starts Now February 7, 2015

It's time to starting sowing the spring greens and that begins with parsley. Petroselinum crispum. What I have posted before about this lovely plant  has not changed. So here it is again. Episode-233- Get Started With Indoor Seed Starts - Parsley February 8, 2014        Today's video depicts the start of the growing season for 2014. Although it is still icy and cold outside and spring seems...

Free Mason Bees

   This video show the Blue Orchard Mason Bee Osmia Lignaria cocoons that are hibernating in my fridge. The camera then trail to the garage where I am building the new mason bee homes. I have homes and nesting reeds available for purchase. The bees are free and will be ready to work in the spring. They spend their days pollinating your spring and summer fruit, vegetable and flower plants....

Episode-261 – What A Wonderful Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato

This amazing tomato video is of just one plant! Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato Seeds from SouthernExposure.com Get some today. Support these folks on a Virginia farm. The Cherry Tomato plant Solanum lycopersicum is one of my most prolofic crops. The cherry tomatoes will produce from mid July through September and never fail in allowing at least one salad's worth of tomatoes per day per plant! A few...