Author: Mike

Buy Organic: Is it True?

I decided to write this up because a while back I had a fight with Suzanne . She badgered anyone who wasn’t “Organic” and then stupidly posted pictures of her garden. Nothing wrong with that but used tires and chemically treated raised beds are not organic! The issue isn’t Organic Gardening but the lies that

Random tips

These are basic things that I have found helpful throughout the years in no random order. Squash/Cucumbers. Ground watering is the best as they seem to get diseases if the leaves are watered. Ground Temps. Just because you have had a weeks worth of 60 degree temperatures, doesn’t mean your ground is warm enough for

Seed Starting.

OK, this is my cheat sheet for Seed starting indoors. On the back side of this is for a fall plant. This is Clydes Garden Planner, a very useful tool you can Buy at Baker Creek Heirloom seeds – Clydes garden Planner. When to start indoors (Oklahoma) January 18th Pepper, Tomatoes. March 8th Plant. February 8th.

Why so many seeds.

People always think I just hord seeds. This is not the case. Yes, I have more seeds and varieties than I do land. There is a reason for this……… When Shari and I started gardening, I found a couple of vegetables I wanted to try and did. Shari never had them before and fell in

Hell in December – Wheelchair

OK. So the 1st of December I got sick, real sick. For 2 weeks I had the flu which flared up my Fibro and Neuropathy. I was curled up in a fetal position. Shari was a real trooper and took care of the minutest detail. I would wake up and on the counter would be

Fall Plan Spring Plant And Containers.

Luckily (Or unluckily, depending on how you look at it) I didn’t plant a fall garden. This has given time to prepare and see what we can get in next spring. We already had a plan with a map done, then realized we forgot stuff. Oh yeah, the Elders dropped hints on what they want

Missing Time

I can’t use the guy’s real name so I will call him “Key Moo”. He was a good friend in High school and we had tons of Shenanigans together. One night we had partied until 2:00 am and went to Frank and Mary’s for a bite to eat. Poor Key! He was so out of

So you know me

Normally when I post it is usually dark or for shock value, lets get that out of the way now! I love to garden but I have a host of health issues. This is why when I post gardening pictures it is more of us screwing off than anything. Yes, we garden, but I am


After checking every weather map and prediction tables I could fine, we are going to have another warm winter. This is so not good! If we dont get a good hard freeze, we are going to be dealing with tons of bugs. We had them last year and tons of them. Especially those pesky grubs.

Turley Gardening Group

OK. After thinking about it for a while, I am going to start a Turley Gardening Group. The main reason – we have many backyard gardeners that can benefit from this. I would like a group that can share ideas, trade seeds, and maybe even a little farmer’s market once in awhile here in Turley.

Turley Gardening

I was discussing with a friend about maybe starting a Monthly Turley Gardening group out besides my facebook gardening group here. Anyone could attend a Monthly meeting on how to garden, what to garden, tips and suggestions. During growing season maybe having a brunch that everyone can share out of their gardens. We could even

Some things to do before Spring

First, if you need Tillers or Cultivators, now is the time to start looking at Pawn Shops. People seem to forget there is a next year and pawn their stuff. The Pawn shops don’t want to hold on to it and sell it CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. Garden stores are getting rid of excess seeds and