One of the Joys of Maturity
Senior Gardening Features
I've moved things around a bit, grouping our tutorials on our How-to index. The items remaining on this page are more feature stories.
Lazy Summer Days (Daze) - A cool drink helps ward off sunstroke as I renovate a garden bed. (August 5, 2008)
A Cucumber of Distinction - I almost lost my saved seed from the Japanese Long Pickling variety. (August 7, 2008)
Gloxinias - This is a continuing column on how to grow this gorgeous plant. I've started from seed and will update the page periodically.
Portuguese Kale Soup - I've crosslisted this recipe here, as it's really more a how-to story than a recipe. If you like hearty soups, try this incredible soup from this once all but forgotten vegetable.
Growing Geraniums from Seed - I finally refined our previous blogs on growing geraniums from seed into more of a how-to on the subject. (March, 2015) Note that the older blogs remain, goofs and all.
Suppliers - First published November 15, 2011 - a continuing listing of trusted vendors we use (updated several times throughout the year)
Working to Save a Pea Variety - I grew out and saved a nice seed crop of a pea in danger of going extinct. But it turned out to be a patented (PVP) seed variety, so I can only use the seed for our own gardening purposes. (October 9, 2013 - updated February 8, 2014)
Earlirouge Tomatoes - I hunted high and low for this tomato variety that is related to our favorite tomato, Moira. It turned out that I already had seed for it in frozen storage...and the twenty-five year old seed still germinated! (October 11, 2013)
A Year in Our Garden - These pages are our annual reviews of our gardening year, successes and failures included.
Our Best Garden Photos - Now an annual feature here on Senior Gardening. There's only a few words in the pages, as I hope the photos speak for themselves.
Flowers in the Senior Garden - A quick look at some of the spectacular flowers that grow around our veggies in the Senior Garden. (December 30, 2011)
2014 Onion Trials - Sensing that some of the hybrid onions we've grown for years may be discontinued soon, we tried nine new-to-us onion varieties this year, many of them heirloom varieties. (July 28, 2014)
Mulching with Grass Clippings - We really wouldn't have much of a garden without using grass clippings to mulch our many vegetable plots. (May 16, 2015)
End-of-Season Gardening Chores - Doing a few tasks each fall makes ones spring gardening a lot easier. (November 1, 2016)
Earliest Red Sweet Peppers - A little bit about our favorite and an endangered pepper variety (March 10, 2017)
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