Mustard Greens

Shades of Green

November 15, 2010

Living on an acre of lava that offers many shades of black and gray, I might quote the Muppets and say, “It’s not easy being green.” I forget what it means to be green. Friends from the mainland came to visit and were amazed at my catchment system, and for the first time, I had […]

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Lava Homestead Update

December 5, 2009

  I’ve thought of the succulents and snapdragons that are all over this acre as really nothing more than weeds. Why? Because I didn’t plant them, they sprout up unbidden, then grow without anyone’s help, and they aren’t something I can eat. But I realized just how much they add to my landscape when I […]

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August 2009 Update

August 22, 2009

8-22-09 August Catch up GARDEN CLUBBERS (photo courtesy of Charles Tobias)   The July meeting of our Ocean View Garden Club was at my place. I told them I was definitely a work in progress and not a show place (yet)! They all wanted to see what was growing on my acre because they’d read […]

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Turnip and Mustard Greens

August 5, 2009

MUSTARD GREENS PATCH   My brother Hilton has talked about turnip greens in his blog, using a down-home recipe from our Cuz’n Don in Mississippi. Since I’m fixing a “mess o’ greens” today out of my garden, I thought you might enjoy reading a little blurb from our dad that I happened to find the […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2009

click here for larger image AL JONES WITH UKELELE   Today, this post is to honor the memory of my own father who would have been 100 years old this July, and he died 40 years ago this fall at the young age of 60, an early recipient of open heart surgery. He was an […]

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Comfortable Beds for Veggies

July 3, 2008

Some plants seem to do well by moving the lava rocks, dumping in soil, and putting in a rooted cutting. For regular garden vegetables, however, this method doesn’t work. The only way to have veggies is to build raised beds. There are many advantages to raised beds, and especially when you are dealing with a […]

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