I enjoy growing sweet potatoes. It is one of the few things that can be planted during the heat of the summer in our part of the Carolinas. In one of my gardens, I had lettuce and kale this past spring that I kept growing through June. This garden also had a row of pepper plants and some carrots. By July, the lettuce, kale and carrots were gone, and all that was left was the row of peppers, which by that time had grown quite tall. That was a perfect spot for some sweet potato vines. For most veggies, early…
The ocean temperature dropped by just one degree… but it was a big one degree.
This summer’s two experimental plants were Ground Cherries and Burr Gherkins. One was a great success, the other a flop.
Today, September 10th, marks the peak of hurricane season. In terms of historical number of hurricanes and tropical storms, we are at the ha…
The June/July/August period was one of the hottest on record in Florence
We are in a drought, generally speaking, here in South Carolina. Much of the state is what’s considered a “severe” drought, which is the 3rd…
As a follow-up to yesterday’s blog, I harvested basil today.
You may have seen posts on social media yesterday proclaiming “it’s meteorological fall!” and thought to yourself, “what? Fall happens later…
In the winter, my “herb garden” becomes my “lettuce garden”.
As we enter fall I start to get excited for one of my newer hobbies… wine making!
Tropical Storm Erika remains a disorganized storm in the Caribbean right now, and the immediate future for the storm is bleak.
After a very successful first year of beekeeping, I have had a tough second year.
Tropical Storm Danny formed today in the eastern Atlantic, and conditions are favorable for strengthening.
The tropics are finally waking up
The beginning of August is a busy time in my garden.