Growing Lettuce

While lettuce is not an item in our Charley’s Vegetables line, it has an honorary position as an easy-to-grow early season vegetable. Lettuce is a hardy annual that can tolerate light frosts and can be easily grown from seed or transplants. Lettuce need sunny locations early but can tolerate some shade and as the days …

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Soil Testing

We mentioned testing your soil in the previous post. Here is a great article on soil testing by Janet Carson with the UA Cooperative Extension Service. Soil is an important part of growing a garden, yet it is often taken for granted. People spend thousands of dollars planning a landscape, buying the plants, but without …

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Fall Is Here

Summer is over and fall is finally here.  It’s never too soon to start thinking about next years garden.  Be sure to ask us any questions you have about planning next years garden. Funny thing is that even though it’s fall now every time Charley goes to see his granddaughters, Clara always asks Pa-pa if …

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This Summer’s Garden

Like Lacey said in the previous post, it has been a very challenging year for gardeners.  I had big plans of having a small garden that had some of everything we grow in it then recording short videos of every thing we did in the garden.  Unfortunately, I broke my leg and that didn’t really …

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Lacey’s Garden

Basically all I can say is my garden was a total flop this year.  Between busy-ness and traveling and the dog, the only things to survive were the sunflowers and zinnias.  The tomatoes did okay but certainly not a bumper crop.  I will share some pictures from my very pitiful garden, and as a gardener …

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