Category Archives: Gardening

Real Life Culinary Questions 

I often get emails and direct messages (DMs) related to my nutrition and culinary choices. Today, enjoying some wine while sitting in my garden surrounded by herbs and beautiful blooms, I thought I would answer them.   Are you a … Continue reading

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What’s causing Japanese maple’s defoliation?

Q: The mature Japanese maple in my yard was just starting to leaf out when the April freeze hit. At that time, it dropped about half its leaves, and they do not appear to be re-budding. Previously, it has appeared very … Continue reading

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Why are my tomato starts spindly?

Q: What could be the cause of my heirloom tomatoes, started from seed, becoming spindly after being transplanted into my raised beds. The seed was planted March 3 and transplanted May 10. They were hardened off starting one week before with … Continue reading

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What can I do to help my withering peonies?

Q: I noticed yesterday that my peonies were turning black and withered. I was so happy to see them come up looking beautiful and healthy after all the strange weather. I have not fertilized them, as the dogs are attracted to … Continue reading

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Can I grow tomatoes in a 5-gallon container?

Q: I purchased a Super Sweet 100 cherry tomato plant. Can I grow this in a 5-gallon bucket with stakes/support? Online information says they grow to 5 feet. I have never successfully grown my own tomatoes. A: You can successfully grow this … Continue reading

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