You need to grow this little heirloom cucumber!

You need to grow this little heirloom cucumber!

I gave up growing cucumbers on the ground about 6 years ago and I can tell you I  will never grow them on the ground again! I have  been trialing a variety of cucumbers over the years to find  the best to grow vertically, are virtually pest free and have an excellent flavor. I wrote a … Continue reading

This will be the Year of Coir

This will be the Year of Coir

  I am open to change because without change we never grow. I only keep the same habits if they produce great results. I never take the word of anyone. I have to check things out for myself if I can. I have been reading a lot about Coir or Cocotek ( organic brand I used … Continue reading

All My life’s A Circle…yes, Harry it is…All my life’s a circle..season’s spinning round again..the years keep rollin’ by……

All My life’s A Circle…yes, Harry it is…All my life’s a circle..season’s spinning round again..the years keep rollin’ by……

I just got back from a family reunion and this song is in my head again….my husband and I saw Harry Chapin in the 70’s at the University of Illinois.We had just started dating  and it was my first time to hear Harry Chapin I was lucky since I got to see him live for … Continue reading

Whimsical Blogger Unfettered Fox gave me the best compliment in the world!

Whimsical Blogger Unfettered Fox gave me the best compliment in the world!

“I was so flattered when I read a post by Unfettered fox ( sheri) that touched me….. “First is Robbie, who writes Palm Rae Urban Potager. Robbie doesn’t know this but she was one of the first three people ever to comment on my blog. Her message was so thoughtful and heartfelt, exactly the style … Continue reading

Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!

Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!

I am  jumping for joy singing ” Beans Beans Banana Bambo Beans!It is all about the pole beans this summer! Last summer, I had to start my beans 4 times since the critters kept eating the tops off ALL  of my beans when they reached a foot tall. I then started them in containers and … Continue reading

Growing Food, Herbs + Flowers together out your door is medicine at your fingertips…

Growing Food, Herbs + Flowers together out your door is medicine at your fingertips…

Things are a changing this month.….I started this blog in 2010 as a photo blog to document what I was growing and, well, it has changed over the years…. I have been thinking about the direction of where I want to go in 2015…..In 2000, I was Dx with incurable indolent cancer and it changed … Continue reading