Author Archives: Charlotte

Cleaning and Disinfecting Pots Is It Really Necessary?

Cleaning and disinfecting pots for reuse is one of those jobs we tend to want to skip.  As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until last year when I was volunteering for the master gardeners plant sale fundraiser, that I … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Guide

I know it’s early but I’m getting excited about my summer garden.  I searched for a seed starting guide of zone 8 but didn’t find one.  So, I made my own, which I am happy to share with you here, … Continue reading

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2014 At A Glance

I can’t believe I have been away sooo long.   2014 brought so many different things.  Winter brought an ice storm, spring brought flooding rains, summer brought severe heat, and well fall, I’ll get to that in a bit.  For … Continue reading

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Winterizing The Garden

I’m sure that most everyone has already winterized their garden, but for us here in zone 8b temps have been very mild this year.  The forecast has it dipping into the upper 30’s this week and although I have my … Continue reading

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Another Rainy Day

Today is another rainy day here in the panhandle of florida.  Between yesterday and today we have had about 3 1/2 inches of rain with more to come.  But, it has been mostly a slow steady rain, which is the … Continue reading

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Vegetables to plant in August

I have to say, in a way I am thrilled it’s August but also feel a tinge of dread.  This is because, here in zone 8b, we are now officially into the second summer garden stage, yet August is normally … Continue reading

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Vegetables To Plant In July

As I mentioned last month, the list of veggies to plant in July is very short. Vegetables to plant in July for zone 8b: beans, lima eggplant okra peas, southern peppers watermelon For me, the only one on the list … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Garden Update

Here in the panhandle of Florida, it’s been a crazy summer.  If the heat hasn’t gotten to your garden, then the rain probably has.  Over this Fourth of July holiday, here at my house, I have had over 8″ of … Continue reading

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Vegetables To Plant In June

Summer is definitely here.  The good news is the spring veggies are ripening, the bad news is, it’s getting tough to be working in the garden.   But, I’m sure many of you are hardcore gardeners like me, and the … Continue reading

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Back Yard and Garden Update in Pictures

I was sitting on my deck when I got home this afternoon and decided to take pictures.  Here are some pictures of what my back yard looks like from my deck, and just for fun, I’ll add a few more. … Continue reading

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