Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers

Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers

The Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers are growing healthy in containers. There are two pepper plants growing in the garden’s shade area as an experiment, and other varieties grown under full sun. These are doing very good and are producing big fruits. The other varieties growing under the full sun are growing very slow and have remained as tiny plants for a very long time. One […]

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Early Red Potatoes

Early Red Potatoes

The red potato¬†seeds were planted between late March and early April 2018. The plants began dying by mid-June before flowering, so we decided to take them out. To our surprise, there were some small to medium size potatoes. The plants did not produce many, probably because they were planted in growing bags instead of directly into the ground. After some research, it is common practice […]

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Asian Pears

Asian Pears

We decided that 2018 was the perfect year to plant several fruit trees in our property. One of the trees that we planted is a dwarf columnar Asian Pear tree. The tree was planted on Maryland’s Arbor Day and it was still dormant by the time we got it, but it woke up quickly and the bees did an awesome job pollinating the flowers. Today […]

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Tiny Ghost Lily

Tiny Ghost Lily

Our Tiny Ghost Lily has been with us for about three years. It always produces lots of red/burgundy flowers and it is propagating nicely. The area where our plant is growing is getting a little crowded because more new lilies are growing, and one of the recommendations is to divide them. Lilies need to be divided and transplanted. In our case it looks like this […]

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Purple Echinacea Coneflower

Purple Echinacea Coneflower

Echinacea, also known as coneflower is a beautiful and easy to grow flowering perennial. Once established it can propagate easily. Starting from seed has been a little difficult for us. The purple flowers attract a large number of bees, and that is the primary reason to have it in our garden. Other than attracting bees, echinacea possesses a long list of medicinal properties. Most parts […]

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Mars Seedless Grapes

Mars Seedless Grapes

On May 12 we planted two mars seedless grapes bushes next to the patio railing. Our new mars grapes came with tiny fruits that have been growing for a month. Compared to other grapes varieties, this one grows relatively slow, at least in our garden. To protect the fruits from birds and other rodents we have enclosed the grapes with a mesh. We don’t know […]

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Apache & Traveler Blackberry

Apache & Traveler Blackberry

We are growing a number of blackberries varieties in our garden. The first variety that we planted was Apache Blackberry, and it was planted in 2017. Four bushes were planted around our shed. We got no blackberries the first year, and literally no growth at all. One year later, today, our blackberry bushes are full of fruits. The sun makes a very big difference. Two […]

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Lamb’s Ear

Lamb’s Ear

Our first Lamb’s Ear plant was adopted recently, in June 2018. It is a perennial in our zone 6, with fuzzy leaves and pink flowers. It is considered a medicinal plant used as an antiseptic and antibacterial on wounds. We haven’t had a chance to see it grow yet since it arrived to our garden very recently, but the flowers are supposed to begin appearing […]

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Triteleia Laxa Corrina

Triteleia Laxa Corrina

Triteleia Laxa Corrina¬†is a low growing grass type of plant with blue flowers. The blue color is quite intense. It was grown in a container in 2016, and transplanted to one of the main gardens later that same year. It did not produce flowers the first year, but on 2017 and 2018 the plant produced a great number of flowers. It is a perennial, and […]

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Experimenting with Egyptian Walking Onions

Experimenting with Egyptian Walking Onions

We got the Egyptian Walking Onion from a homesteader neighbor. They have been growing it for some time now. It is our first time growing this plant. We have it in a pot but plan to move it to the ground before the 2018-2019 cold season. What we like about this plant is that both the fruit and the stems are edible and can be […]

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