Growing Spinach

Another question from a friend on Facebook: “Hey Tom….gardening question: once you take the initial leaves from a spinach plant, is that it?  Is that thing ever going to keep giving new spinach?  I have cut the flowers off of it in hopes that it will...
Change is Inevitable

Change is Inevitable

Change is Inevitable  As gardeners, we instinctively know that change is inevitable.  In fact, we implement, manage and demand change in our gardens each and every season: We plants seeds in fertile soil Seeds sprout Seedlings soak up water, nutrients and sun as they...

Pruning Tomato Plants

From a message that I received through Facebook yesterday: Hi, Tom! I am looking for the video I think you posting on thinning inside tomato plants.  I have gone back to your Facebook posts and on your blog (https://www.smallscalegardening.com).  I only have a...

Rain Gutter Grow Systems 101

  As I have done more and more research about various ways to garden, I really like the innovation and results that are coming from Larry Hall’s Rain Gutter Grow Systems (RGGS).  I mentioned this system in a recent post about ways to conserve water in...
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