What do you add to the soil when the instructions say "add organic matter"?Add organic matter can mean kitchen scraps, cotton meal, grass clippings, hay or horse manure. What do you use to add organic matter?
It's National Poetry Month. Which poet would you like to meet most?Spend the day with a poet. Take a stroll, enjoy tea in the garden, Have an extravagant dinner or a picnic. The best thing is that you get to talk with this poet.
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Why Black Eyed Peas Mean Good Luck. What can I do to improve? Thanks!
Apple butter or apple sauce?Apple butter making festivals and apple sauce recipes are showing up everywhere. Do you have a preference? Aren't they really about the same thing?
Why do you grow tomatoes and vegetables?I grow vegetables because I like to know where my food comes from, prefer organic produce and I like to garden. It is a miracle to complete the life cycle from seed to sun-ripened produce to seed again. Plus you get tomatoes.
Pesto! Do you have a secret ingredient for the best pesto ever?What is your secret to the best pesto? Do you use pine nuts?
Okra. Fried, gumbo or pickled? Be nice ya'll.I know you hate okra - negative comments are not necessary. Please.
If you could grow just one herb, what would it be? Pick 3 herbs for beginners.There is no point in growing tomatoes if you don't grow basil. What are the herbs you grow to eat?
What is the secret to a long, happy marriage?In honor of Valentines day, share the secret of your success.
What if I can't possibly stretch a topic to a 1,000 words?Need some advice. I'm getting ready to write some more heirloom tomato reviews. My goal is to set up all the individual tomato plant evaluations on a similar format. 400 - 600 words is about all I have to say. Should I combine 2 or 3...
Update an old hub or delete and start from scratch?For example, I've written about the herb, basil But there are some very good new varieties. It is not enough information to warrent a whole new hub. Especially with hub recommendations for longer Hubs. Which would get the most attention, a whole...
Do you make the best fresh peach ice cream? Have you got THE BEST peach cobbler recipe?There are so many recipes. Usually the best are pure and simple. Who made the best peach cobbler you ever tasted?
The perfect salad.In the heat of the summer, sometimes lunch or dinner is simply a salad at my house. It can be insalata caprese, cobb salad, an anti pasta plate, chef salad, a ploughman's lunch. Summer meals become lighter and less complicated. Make ahead salads like macaroni salad, taboule, or a...
It's that time of the year. We all have zucchini recipes and family favorites. Lets all publish a zucchini hub this week. Then, link, comment and, share, pin ,tweet each other's zucchini hub. Make recipes, take new photos for an old hub. Just get a zucchini recipe, story or, essay about zucchini...
What is your best tip for growing tomatoes?I love gardening and helping people learn about it. I just want to share the joy. Maybe, we can help each other grow a better tomato.
Do you have a favorite home grown tomato? Why should I grow it?Devoted fans grow only one kind of tomato year after year. Others try a different kind(s) of tomatoes every year. What is your recomendation? Many folks grow only disease resistant hybrids. Others swear by non gmo heirlooms.
How do you irrigate you small home garden?Watering can, drag a hose, leaky hose, installed irrigation, timed water and fertilizer application, pray for rain.
Which is a better headline?Extending the garden season by monthsGetting the most out of a raised bed garden
How to help a new writer.A new writer has some huge mistakes (not just a few typos). I would like to suggest some corrections that would save them some embarassment. Is there a way to contact a writer personally and not point out these egregious mistakes publically?
Got a favorite heirloom tomato?I grow big ole heirloom tomatoes very year, I try something new New to me) plus, I grow a few old favorites. Do you have a favorite Heirloom Tomato? The photo is of Gold Medal tomato.
Heirlooms, hybrids, grafted. What kind of tomatoes are you growing?Desease resistant hybrids are some of the best known: Better Boy, Early girl, Big Boy, Sun Gold.Heirlooms, passed down for generations, some times over 100 or 200 years. Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine, CherokeeGrafted tomatoes seem to...
What garden goals or plans do you have for your garden this spring?Will you be growing more vegetables? Dedicating more space to gardening or adding containers?
How soon can you sample pickels after you make and can them?I made Bread & Butter pickles and dill pickles. How long do I wait for the best flavor?
When canning pickles, how long do you have to wait to open and try them?
Why do you trench tomatoes? What is that exactly?Is it the best way?
What is succession gardening?How does it work for home gardeners?
When should I start seeds for tomato plants?
Is Irish Fiddle more challenging than, say, Cajun Fiddle?For example could a Cajun Fiddler compete in Irish competition or are they methods too different?
do you reuse the bottles year after year or recylcle them every year?What other containers have you used?