Stuck inside thinking about getting out into the garden? Here at Meneely farms we’re in the same predicament. While we can’t get into the garden as much as we like right now, not all is lost. Winter is a great time to gain knowledge, prepare for the next season, and enjoy garden fantasies. Reading gardening/permaculture/growingContinue reading “Winter Book Review Series 2021-2021”
Gardening season has still been going strong due to great weather. We’re still pumping out peppers, a few tomatoes, and our basil even still looks pretty good. We’ve also acquired some new shrubs that will be available for sale next spring. Other than that, we’re kind of winding down the garden and setting our sightsContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update 10/8/2021”
Greetings. I’m hoping the gardening season continues to treat you well. Here at the garden/nursery some things are wrapping up, like tomato season. We have a few tomatoes still on really raggedy and blighted plants, and probably once those ripen that will be it for the year as far as tomatoes go. Peppers are stillContinue reading “Weekly Garden/Nursery Update September 17th and What can you do with a ton of peppers?”
Este año tenemos el maravilloso problema de tener demasiados ajíes. ¡Sí, yo sé, pobre nosotros! Pero, los he cultivado de semilla, he cuidado las plantas, y quiero utilizarlos bien. He dado unos ajíes a familia, vecinos, y amigos, pero, la mayoría de ellos tienen sus propias plantas que obtuvieron de nuestro vivero, así que tienenContinue reading “¿Qué hacer con una abundancia de ajíes?”
This is my favorite time of year. No, not because of pumpkin spice, but yes because of spice. We’ve been rolling in peppers! I’ve been runny nosed and teary eyed at every meal, not because of Covid or anything like that, but rather from habaneros, jalapenos, thai dragons, and all kinds of spicy treats. MyContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update Sept 3rd”
I love this time of year! I love fresh home grown tomatoes, peppers, blackberries, and more. We are getting all of those from our garden and more. I am very grateful for this abundance, which is better than just calories to sustain us. It is healthy, nutritious, and tasty food that keeps us healthy inContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update August 6, 2021”
I’ve been propagating plants in some form or another for 8 years now, starting off by starting seeds and going through to working with cuttings, division, and layering. After reading Miranda Smith’s The Plant Propagator’s Bible, I can tell you that I still have a lot to learn! This small book is jam packed withContinue reading “Book Review – The Plant Propagator’s Bible by Miranda Smith”
Many things have been growing well and the garden is filled with life. I love doing the planning, work, and research all year to have a garden, but this is the time of year I really love. Things are growing and getting ready to harvest. We get to be outside in the sun and enjoyContinue reading “Nursery/Garden update Week of July 16, 2021”
After living in the South Hills most of my life, and now having lived about 5 minutes away from South Park for over a decade, I’m still discovering new things around here. I was taking my girls to a new summer camp the GPS took me down McConkey Rd, which I’ve never been down before,Continue reading “South Hills Spotlight – South Park Demonstration Garden (from the Penn State Extension)”
There are two camps of pepper growers out there, those that prune and those that do not. I fall into the “do not prune” group, with a couple of exceptions. Peppers (and tomatoes and eggplants) can be pruned to become more bushy and less upright. Some growers say this increases yield. I don’t disagree orContinue reading “Pepper Pruning”
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