Gardening Archives

Growing Celery

Planting Celery and Pulling Weak Transplants

  In this video, I pull out some of the transplants that are too weak to survive and replace them with celery transplants. Celery is hard to grow in Houston because celery prefers 4.5 months at 60-70 degrees.  Nevertheless, ordinary celery planted in mid-November will usually produce a large crop of fair celery in spring, but all at the same time.  Without protection, they will be killed by freezes below…Read More


Thinning Green Bean Plants (Bush Beans)

    Beans are one of the easiest crops you can grow and taste so delicious.  In this video, I show you how to thin out your bean plants.  My bean seed packet recommended planting beans every two inches and then thinning to four inches once they started to come up.  I waited a little late to thin mine, but in this video show you how easy it is to…Read More


How to Compost Using Kitchen Scraps

  I will show you an easy way to turn kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden. Composting provides a way to reduce the amount of waste in landfills and also converts into a useful fertilizer for gardening. Here is another really helpful resource for composting in this area (click on the composting link): —————————–

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garding

Planting our Fall 2014 Vegetable Garden

    I have gotten a lot of requests to start a gardening YouTube channel, and so yesterday I went ahead and started one! I will do weekly or bi-weekly videos showing how you can grow healthy and high quality produce very inexpensively in your own backyard. I hope you will subscribe to my new channel! In this video I show you how I planted all our winter crops.  We…Read More


The Giving Field

    Last week my kids were itching to get out of the house and I was trying to rack my brain for a fun activity we could do (and an added bonus if it was free).  A story from The Giving Field (a community garden in Beaumont, TX) showed up in my Facebook newsfeed and I decided to give them a call to see if they happened to need…Read More