There is nothing like having fresh asparagus from your own garden! Asparagus is just one of those crops that no matter how fresh it may look or feel in the supermarket - the taste of home
on May 08, 2013
In 2009, planted my 35 crown trench in a specially prepared side yard area at our new Georgia
home out in the country we had built in 2007. I did it just like my father-in-law did in Texas many years ago.
Rewarded with abundant spears that season and left them alone for another two. The Sping of 2012 would have been my first opportunity to begin harvesting way more than the original crowns first put down.
The winds of change took us to Texas and now... someone else will be enjoying that bounty for the next 20 to 25 years. I guess I paid it forward. Since we're in a new development here in the Big Bend area, we'll be starting from scratch... again.
What exactly is this plant called, I picked it up at a nursery but It was unmarked. Should I bring it inside for the Chicago Winter or is it hardy enough to come back next year? Somebody HELP. LOL
on Sep 24, 2012
Sure looks like the succulent commonly called, "miniture pine tree". If that's it, the
scientific name is Crassula Tetragona. They're usually hardy but with Chicago windy winters, take them into an area away from the wind and if there's an expectation of a dip in temperature below freezing. Through the winter, keep 'em watered with dry days in between. (No, not to keep them growing but to keep them from drying out)
They are running into the windows all day long as well as leaving "presents" all over our windows and deck. How do we stop them from doing this? My hubby wants to resort to a bb gun. Any tricks or tips???
on Mar 22, 2012
There is large netting that's used in outdoor areas to keep out deer or other unwanted animals
in backyard areas where the homeowner doesn't want to put up ugly fences that distract from the scenery.
I can see where putting up a section of that unobtrusive netting some distance from that window would keep the birds at bay and not hinder the view looking out the window...