Mother Nature’s Calendar: When to Plant the Peas?

A Fix for Tomato Blight

As someone who has been growing edibles for over 30 years, I can tell stories about crop failures and successes of all kinds. But one old reliable has always been tomatoes. Until 2009, that is. One day, all the leaves on my big vines full of fruit, just wilted and...
Mother Nature’s Calendar: When to Plant the Peas?

How to Build a Redwood Planter

For best results: Measure and trim each piece as you build. Pre-drill holes, especially at the ends of boards to prevent splitting. Use only top-quality, hot dipped galvanized nails to prevent stains. 1. Nail two 2X2’s to adjacent faces of each 4X4 corner post....