Growing Peanuts in a Container The peanut makes an interesting flowering pot plant that can yield a crop of home grown “goobers” in approximately 120 days after planting. You can probably find green or raw peanuts in the produce section of your supermarket. Peanuts that have been roasted or cooked in any way will not germinate. The varieties which mature quickest are Spanish and Valencia. Virginia and Runner varieties produce larger peanuts … [Read more] about Growing Peanuts in a Container
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
IT’S TIME AND PAST TIME TO PLANT YOUR GARDEN I have this fascination with clocks. Well, one might call it an obsession or an addiction. Clocks of any kind, small, large, table, floor, chiming, or dinging, anything unusual or different, or even just one that … [Read more] about IT’S TIME AND PAST TIME TO PLANT YOUR GARDEN
The box stores and dollar stores are stocking the shelves with spring planting items and seeds, seeds and more seeds! Shopping on Saturday, of course, I purchased seeds, seed starter soil and several jiffy seed starter greenhouses with the coir pellets for … [Read more] about Planting Seeds
What to Do with the Garden in January What do you do with the garden in January? Well, let’s wait a few days until temperatures come back up to a more normal range. Prepare garden area: If you haven’t already, it is time to dig beds for spring … [Read more] about What to Do with the Garden in January
Interest Rekindled in Home-Curing Ham and Sausage Making I spent a good bit of time this past week at the annual Dallas Safari Club Convention (DSC) in Dallas. A walk down any of the many isles at the convention is proof positive that the passion for the … [Read more] about Interest Rekindled in Home-Curing Ham and Sausage Making
All spring, summer and fall, you have gardened diligently with results of beautiful flowers and a bountiful harvest. Winter is here with wet and cold weather, so now you can sit back and relax by the fire and browse the plant catalogs until planting time. … [Read more] about Gardening in the Winter
For those of you that would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting on January 13, 2016. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This … [Read more] about Texas Master Gardener Training Class
The Wood County chapter of Texas Master Gardeners will host a Spring Conference March 28th at 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Quitman, Texas. The theme is “Time to Plant Smarter” with featured speaker, Steven L. Chamblee. Steven is the Chief Horticulturist for … [Read more] about Wood County Texas Master Gardeners Spring Conference on Tap
For those of you that would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting on January 15, 2015. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This … [Read more] about Texas Master Gardener Training Class
Printed in the September Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers This year, we experienced cooler than normal spring and summer weather, but that is behind us and we are moving into the fall of the year. Yes, the 90 degree plus weather has been … [Read more] about Mary, Mary quite the farmer, how does your garden grow?