Gardening

Cultivating Life // What Drives You To Garden?

Cultivating Life // What Drives You To Garden? Me cutting some Sulphur Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus) and Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia ‘Torch’) in my cut-flower patch. The white “blob” in the background is my hoophouse. I was visiting with a friend the other day when they asked me a challenging question. Why do you garden? My first…

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My Permaculture Plot: First Thoughts

For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about edible gardening. When I initially started my vegetable garden as a first attempt to produce food, I was all in. I started out practicing an organic, no-till vegetable gardening. It was a new, lower maintenance style of edible gardening for me to try. Sounds great, right?…

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Popcorn, Anyone?

Have you ever been driving down the road, minding your own business, when something catches your attention? SCREECH! Goes the car as you slam on the brakes. You’ve just seen a plant that you’ve heard about for years, but up until now, never seen it in person. This happened to me one day. Maybe only…

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Plant Sales: Considerations + Advice

Dear Friend and Gardener, I want to tell you about one of the most terrifying moments in the gardening season for me. PLANT SALES! “Why is that something to be scared of? It’s just a plant sale!” Just a plant sale, heh. Plant sales can both be thrilling and scary. A car-full of rare gems…

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10 Easy Fall Jobs for the Not-So-Average Busybody

Fall is a time for getting reconnected with the garden. After a summer filled with travelling and adventure, ┬áit’s nice rake leaves and listen to the birds. For a few short (and sweet) weeks, I thought I would finally have time to fully reclaim my wild, overgrown vegetable garden, until the fall semester of school…

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Edible Garden Plants: African Horned Melon

African Horned Melon

Recent visitors to my vegetable garden immediately focus on a large vine that had taken over one corner of my vegetable garden. It has cucumber-like leaves and spiked oval fruit.”What on earth is that?” They usually ask. I quickly answer them by breaking off a mature yellow fruit and handing it to them. “It is…

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Post No. 1: A Brief History of My Garden

Hi, my name is Travis Cox. I am a 16 year old highschooler and an avid plant enthusiast. I live in Northern Louisiana, which is subject to incredibly hot (sometimes unbearable) summer heat and mild winters. I’ve come to find out over the years that most people, including myself for a while, stereotype the south…

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