No, I’m not Rumplestiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold. But, straw saves me money, crops and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking.read more
Get inspired as Doreen G. Howard shares her backyard gardening tips. After all, she has grown more than 300 varieties of heirloom edibles and flowers the past two decades! Enjoy a nice mix of garden chat from news about exciting new vegetables to advice on container gardening to photos of unusual houseplants growing in her home! Doreen welcomes questions from everyone in the gardening community, from the expert to the enthusiast. This is your chance to ask all your puzzling plant care questions and just stay informed about the world of gardening. Check it out and tell us what you think!
May 28, 2012
May 17, 2012
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three. The response was overwhelming, with tomatoes topping everyone’s list.
This week, I’m sharing a few bits of tomato trivia and a number of gardening tips for big, healthy harvest.read more
May 3, 2012
April 17, 2012
April 10, 2012
April 1, 2012
March 27, 2012
March 15, 2012
I’ve planted few beets in my gardening days, mostly to photograph them. Other than a rare pickled beet slice I’ll put on my plate at a restaurant salad bar, I don’t eat them. They’re too sweet and overwhelming in taste.read more
March 4, 2012
Soon I’ll be up to my elbows in dirt outdoors, cleaning up beds, spreading mulch and planting the first cool-weather veggies like cabbage, radishes and onions. But, I’ll still tend my gardens in miniature, the ones that have kept me a happy person all winter indoors.read more