December 2015
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Bee Harmonious!

Problems and solutions are rarely one factor, most often multiple human introduced factors in combination with nature’s changing environmental factors lead to unexpected results. Sometimes positive and sometimes negative…

The issue of honeybee colony losses can easily be hypothetically explained by a combination of factors: insecticides, GMO plants, excessive harvesting of honey, feeding honeybees corn […]

A Visit with an Old Friend Yields Unexpected Results

This past weekend, my son Jonathan and I went to visit an old friend near the Gulf Coast in southern Mississippi. Dan Page is a guy I’ve known since we worked together in 1992. He is one of the people who influenced me to start gardening much more seriously back in 2009. Dan recently bought […]

Water Catchment and Storage on a Larger Scale

In my earlier post Water Catchment and Storage with IBC Totes, I described how we built a system of tanks to catch and store about 800 gallons of water for the garden. This was great for short term use. But if we really wanted to ramp up our production, we needed a lot more water […]

Experimenting with New Garden Locations

In my earlier post titled Don’t Be Afraid to Fail, I talked about how we have recently determined that our garden is not in a very good location. It can be difficult to admit failure at times, but the sooner you admit it the sooner you can move forward. I originally located our garden where […]

An Inexpensive Easy-to-Build Greenhouse

A greenhouse is very useful in the gardener’s set of tools. Being able to get plants started in a controlled environment is one of many benefits. Greenhouses come in many shapes and forms, from simple to very elaborate. I have contemplated building a greenhouse from time to time, but the cost of a more permanent […]