Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree

TREES AND PLANTS ARE AN INVESTMENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLANT YOUR NEW TREES AND PLANTS THE CORRECT WAY. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO GET YOUR GROWING INVESTMENT OFF TO A GREAT START. DIG IT! Tip- Lay a tarp next to where you will be digging for easier cleanup. Remove sod from the planting area and soil from the hole. Dig a hole minimum … Continue reading Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree

Why Plant in Fall?

Why plant in fall? Fall is a great time to plant for many reasons. The main reason is plants are shutting down their tops for the season and getting ready for winter. During this time, their roots kick into high gear. Did you know in the Fall plants develop more roots than any other time of the year?   Check out Natorp’s site for all the … Continue reading Why Plant in Fall?

Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers and Green Tomatoes Too!

I’m not sure if it was the mention of pickled hot peppers on Ron Wilson’s gardening show recently when we were chatting that brought on a deluge of requests, or if it was the fact that I’ve been talking about pickled peppers in my classes. So for those who asked, I’m sharing Ron’s mom, Nell’s pickled pepper recipe again. It’s a seasonal one for which … Continue reading Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers and Green Tomatoes Too!

Milkweed and Monarchs (and other insects that like milkweed)

Joe Boggs chats with Ron Wilson on Ron’s gardening show each Saturday. Joe is with Ohio State’s Extension Agency, and he is one smart “bug man”. He  shares this very interesting information about milkweed, monarch butterflies and other insects that use milkweed as a host plant. Read on, this is fascinating stuff! This is the time of the year when the menagerie of insects that feed … Continue reading Milkweed and Monarchs (and other insects that like milkweed)

Matt’s Tomato Potato Salad

Matt P., a Columbus listener to my segments with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, shared a family favorite: potato salad with a twist – tomatoes! This looks delicious. Matt told me: ” I love listening to you on the Sonrise Morning Show! I am a bit of a food nut, and especially enjoy food history. I am a nurse practitioner … Continue reading Matt’s Tomato Potato Salad

Some Unusual Herbs and Clothes on the Line

I usually wait until Friday to send things out so I don’t bombard you with mail, but this morning was a perfect morning to take some photos of some of my more unusual herbs in my herb garden. My herb garden is divided into sections:  household herbs, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs and Bible herbs. Can you guess which section these came from? Clothes on the … Continue reading Some Unusual Herbs and Clothes on the Line