Buying new seeds each year is very costly and perhaps not necessary if you have left over seed from last year, or even five years ago. This discussion focuses on seed companies and proven/disproven results, seed storage and of course making money by saving your own non-hybrid heritage seeds. Marketing ideas are also discussed.
Our discussion today focuses on the ground level up to construct a 10” wide X 20’ long Growhaus © II. The up ground design focuses on strength and inexpensive construction. If you forbear the below ground construction we discussed last week your costs could even be less, plus a lot less work-well it is not […]
We first addressed the small experimental Growhaus I© in previous articles. With learning points we have constructed Growhaus II ©. The goal of this design is a perpetual underground watering system, a hip level walkway to the raised bed for ease of gardening, two growing beds, a ventilation system for summer heat venting, plus a […]
It is very convenient to drop by the grocery these days and pick up a head of California – New Mexico lettuce. Some lettuce is trucked in from Mexico, or other Central American countries. Modern transportation systems are great, yet from the commercial grower’s standpoint they must raise the variety that is the toughest to […]
There are many considerations for the health conscious gardener besides lacing the cabbage patch with poisons. The foremost consideration in the selection of cabbage seed, besides the seasonal varieties, is to consider the resistance to insect attack. Many insect resistant strains have been developed, yet the insects themselves may adapt to living conditions in one […]
Brassica oleracea capitata, cabbage for short, has been grown by man before recorded history, probably going back to Abel of Biblical times. Wild open leaf cabbage can be cultivated into kale, and the incurving leaf plants can be cultivated into heading plants.