Planting tomato plants to produce more roots

Posted by on May 25, 2017

Tomato seedlings are one of the few plants that grows better planted deep.  When selecting seedlings, buy the tallest, healthiest plant you can find at the nursery.  Before planting, strip all but the top leaves of the plant. Lay the entire plant down in a a trench on its side and cover with soil. Leave only […]



April Inspiration

Posted by on April 1, 2017

With a fast start after a warm winter, the birds are scratching, singing, and suggesting I pay attention. I am. There’s a feeling of joy. They feel spring; as do I. The temperatures may not say spring, but the songs do. In my garden, Helen’s Haven, everything is two to three weeks behind. What already […]


March inspiration

Posted by on March 4, 2017

Surprise awaits within the month of March. As the Earth transitions from winter to spring, March can be unstable. Like an adolescent, March has mood swings–wild winds followed by steely calm; widely fluctuating day and evening air temperatures, and flowers blooming in barren soil. March also brings birthday wishes for me. My mind welcomed the […]


When is spring?

Posted by on March 1, 2017

The first crocus pushing through the soil says spring to me, along with daffodils dancing with their faces in the sun, and the wind stirring eddies from fall’s remaining leaves. Spring has official times, and, for many of us, spring can be a state-of-mind. My childhood was spent baffled when having to mark a season […]