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March 2, 2020

               Waste and humans go hand in hand. One day, years ago, on this little pin point of a planet, Helga went over to her “waste pile” and found luscious greenery growing. She put two and two together and low and behold, Helga was the first composter. She took...

February 18, 2020

Permaculture technically means regenerative agriculture. In layman’s terms, it means to plant once and continue to reap the benefits for years to come. Asparagus fits this bill and February is a great month to set out your asparagus roots..

I am so excited to be able to...

December 18, 2019

A Brief Foreword 

Scarlett O' Hara could be warm and inviting, and the next second show a sharp tongue that could leave even the most confident of men, humbled, tucking his tail in defeat. Scarlett and South Carolina's weather could be twin debutantes, both wearing the...

December 18, 2019

 “You change your mind like a girl changes clothes…Cause you’re hot then you’re cold.” Is Katy Perry singing about South Carolina’s weather in her lyrics above?  Our weather sure keeps me asking myself every morning, “Long johns or no long johns.”  This Sunday, the fir...

September 16, 2019

Onions like to hide their secrets. Beginners as well as expert gardeners plant them in hopes of having large onions upon harvest, only to be disappointed by small, what seems like, spring onions.

It's time to peel back the layers of this mysterious root crop.

It is very...

September 16, 2019

November is a great month to plant garlic. Garlic is fun and very easy to grow.

In your November Sal's Garden Box, you will find short growing season garlic which is also a soft neck garlic. This is because our winters are mild and, well, short. Besides the difference i...

September 13, 2019

Cool Weather Crops tolerate temperatures like temperatures not much hotter than 75 degrees and no colder than 40 degrees. 

Radish

Carrots

Onions

Beets

Cold Weather Crops can tolerate and excel in cold weather. If planting right now (September 13) then make sure you baby the...

September 13, 2019

Our early fall's weather, in South Carolina would melt a snowman in as little as five seconds. The heat and humidity are enough to keep anyone inside. Your peppers, squash, zucchini and tomatoes are probably looking a little sad due to the extreme heat. Fortunately, th...

April 5, 2019

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock breaks scissors. Scissors beats paper. Paper covers rock. I've got a new take on this game.

How about...

Corn supports beans. String beans help corn. Squash shades beans.

The scientific definition of a symbolic relationship is a relationship betw...

March 27, 2019

Scarlett O' Hara could be warm and inviting, and the next second show a sharp tongue that could leave the most confident of a man, humbled, tucking his tail in defeat. Mrs. Scarlett and South Carolina's weather could be twin debutantes, both wearing the same dress to t...

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