Gardening Tips

Tips, tricks and failures at Pig Dog Farms.

Gardening: A History

My first memory of gardens goes way, way back. My great-grandma had a beautiful flower garden in her backyard. I remember running through, stopping to smell the flowers, and then heading over to my friend’s house for some red hot candies. My second memory of gardens is also a long-ago memory. My grandma in WyomingContinue reading “Gardening: A History”

Sourdough…sour what??!!

Remember back to March 2020 when a little thing called coronavirus shut everyone up in their homes…and then those people had to find things to do? In that moment, everyone became a baker. Cookies, cakes, scones…and sourdough bread. People were baking so much that flour (especially good flour like from King Arthur Baking Company) becameContinue reading “Sourdough…sour what??!!”

Bugs…ughhhh bad bugs

Gardening is not without bugs – of many kinds. As I have written before, I do like most bugs. I love butterflies, bees, assassin bugs, spiders, dragonflies and other pollinators. However, I hate bad bugs who eat my plants and ruin things. This year has been really bad for some bugs. Thanks 2020… Specifically, asContinue reading “Bugs…ughhhh bad bugs”

Video tour of the garden – Aug. 9, 2020.

Interested in taking a peek inside the garden right now? Watch the video link below: Growing right now: blueberries, raspberries, zinnias, hot peppers, green peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, fall potatoes, oregano, thyme, okra, fennel, onions, basil, eggplants, tomatoes, bush beans, pole beans, broccoli, kale, corn, pumpkins, watermelon, sunflowers, meyer lemon tree, key lime tree,Continue reading “Video tour of the garden – Aug. 9, 2020.”

Summer 2020 garden

Spring and Summer 2020 has been a whirlwind – not only for me, but for the world. Coronavirus left all of us with more time at home and for me – that means a ton more time in the garden. I started the spring with high hopes. I started tomatoes, swiss chard, zucchini, peppers, tomatillos,Continue reading “Summer 2020 garden”


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