Friday, June 26, 2015

Abe's Guide To Perennial Candytuft






Iberis, or perennial candytuft, can be one of the stalwarts of the full sun perennial garden.

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Iberis, or perennial candytuft, can be one of the stalwarts of the full sun perennial garden.

Iberis is suitable for full sun and poor soil. It can serve as a rock garden plant, ground cover or in the border garden. Iberis provides three seasons of interest as it blooms in the spring and displays its attractive bright green foliage through the summer and into early winter.

Written for gardeners by a gardener Abe's Guide to Perennial Candytuft relates how to grow this beautiful perennial flower successful. From seed to cuttings to division, learn how to propagate this wonderful full sun perennial plant.

Candytuft has many varieties available and you will fine the most readily obtainable ones listed here. Gardeners will find the included seed catalog list useful.

The Abe’s Guide to the Full Sun Perennial Flower Garden Series contains twenty full sun perennial flowers for the home perennial flower garden. The flower guides have the information the gardener needs to grow the plants successfully. From culture, propagation and best varieties, each guide contains complete information on each plant.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Week In Abe's Beer Garden Vegetable Patch


Beets
Beets
Chamomile for Tea
Chamomile for Tea
Vegetables are coming along great in Abe's Beer Garden vegetable patch. The last of the lettuce is harvested and the first beets in.
Harvest
The harvest includes the first cucumbers and cabbage heads. Kohlrabi supplies our table as fresh strips served with dip, oven roasted as an interesting addition to salads. The last harvest of fresh peas is in the refrigerator, also added raw to salads. The remainder I will allow to dry on the vine to add to the dry beans to make hot winter soups. 
This Weeks Project
The project for the week was a vegetable dryer in the tool shed. I will use this to dry potatoes, beans, herbs and sweet potatoes among other things. I installed a screen all around it in and attempt to keep flies out of the harvested vegetables. 
Fall Cabbage
I transplanted the first of the fall cabbage and placed the flats inside the tomato towers to provide some shelter from the hot summer sun. I also put a small section of bird mesh to keep the cabbage butterflies from laying eggs on the plants. 
So far the rains have been abundant and the pests few. I did dust with thuricide to keep cabbage worms at bay and dusted the potatoes to quell a small outbreak of cucumber beetles. The garden  thus far has yielded well and looks great. 

Blooming This Week In Abe's Beer Garden June 24, 2015



Daylily Blossom
Clematis Flower
Clematis Flower

This week Abe's Beer Garden features the perennial flowers
coneflowers, daylilies and summer phlox.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden - A Beginner’s Guide to Composting





Compost is an important addition to any garden’s soil, be it a vegetable, flower or herb garden. Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden serves as a guide for the beginner. It can help them choose the best system of composting for them and their garden.

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Having an adequate supply of compost is a problem just about every gardener faces. Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden will help the gardener understand some of the many methods for making compost.

Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden covers many composting methods from trench composting to vermiculture. This book will help guide the gardener learn the best composting methods for them. They can learn how to make top quality compost for the garden. Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden outlines the basics of most popular composting methods. It also covers the tools and equipment needed for easier composting. It also has a how-to guide to making quick compost.

Abe's Guide to Making Compost for the Garden joins the other books in the popular Abe’s Guide series for the home gardener. The series helps gardeners get the most from the plants and methods they use in their gardens.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

06-17-2015 This Week in Abe's Beer Garden - The Vegetable Patch


Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi
06-17-2015 This Week in Abe's Beer Garden


The vegetable harvest is shifting away from the spring greens in Abe's Beer Garden, though lettuce is still on the menu. I harvested most of the lettuce left in the beds as it was beginning to bolt. The lettuce should keep two to three weeks in the refrigerator, providing us with fresh salads until early July. There is still some in the garden that I will leave until later in the week. Some of the bolting lettuce I will leave in place, allowing it to bloom. Then I will harvest the seed to plant next year.


The first picking of peas was ready and the shelled peas will make great additions to salads and to steam. Kohlrabi is now on the menu. This odd-looking member of the cabbage family is good raw, served with dip, or roasted with olive oil coated with onion and garlic powder. Beets and carrots are also ready to pull, but I have not harvested them, yet. The early cabbage cucumbers and zucchini are blooming and setting fruit and will soon provide more fresh vegetables for the garden. I harvested some small heads of broccoli that were good added to salads. For some reason they heads are too small to serve alone, but they were good in lettuce salads. We just chop them up and add them to the salad.
Doe and Nursing Fawn
Doe and Nursing Fawn
Later in the week we were treated to a doe and her nursing fawn.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Abe's Guide to the Perennial Meadow Phlox - A Guide to Growing the Meadow Phlox

Abe's Guide To The Meadow Phlox



With its bright, eye popping flowers, meadow phlox brightens the perennial flower garden in mid-summer. The flowers on this pretty, full sun perennial appear in June and last well into July.

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Written for gardeners by a gardener Abe‘s Guide to the Perennial Meadow Phlox relates how to grow this beautiful perennial flower. From seed to division, learn how to propagate this wonderful perennial plant.

Meadow phlox has many varieties available. You will find the most readily obtainable ones listed in this guide. Gardeners will also find the extensive seed catalog included useful.

The Abe’s Guide to the Full Sun Perennial Flower Garden Series contains twenty full sun perennial flowers for the home perennial flower garden. The flower guides have the information the gardener needs to grow the plants successfully. From culture, propagation and best varieties, each guide contains complete information on each plant. Abe‘s Guide to the Perennial Meadow Phlox is the twentieth, and last, book in this series.

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Abe's Guide to Botany





Abe's Guide to Botany is a basic gardener’s botany guide for the plants they grow in their gardens.

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Abe's Guide to Botany combines Abe’s Guide to Plant Seeds, Abe’s Guide to the Plant Root, Abe's Guide to Flowers, Abe's Guide to Leaves and Abe's Guide to Plant Stems into one convenient volume.

Abe's Guide to Botany is a beginner’s guide to the structure of the plant stem, root, flower, leaf and seeds. It covers basic propagation by seed, rooting and division.

Abe's Guide to Botany is the last volume in the Abe’s Guide to Botany series. The other books in the series cover all facets of the plants we use in our gardens. They include the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of the plants we grow for flowers and vegetables in the garden. They contain information on the propagation, harvesting and storage of the plants we need to enjoy or consume. Abe's Guide to Botany combines these books into one convenient book.

Beginning and experienced gardeners will find Abe's Guide to Botany a valuable guide and handbook. They can use them as they strive to learn how to grow their plants and maintain better gardens. It is a great introduction to botany and the growing of plants.

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