Watermelons Love Sunlight to Grow Successfully

Watermelons

Watermelons Love Sunlight Like Most Other Vegetables The title of this post seems obvious doesn’t it?  All vegetables love sunlight – 6 to 8 hours a day is what we all strive for. Watermelons love sunlight and will grow best with this much sunlight and more. But looking at my watermelon patch again today has…

My Mystery Plant – Do you Know what it is?

mystery plant

Name that mystery plant!  Who can do it? Every once in a while I find something growing in my garden that I call a Mystery Plant. Right now I have a plant which has shown up in my garden in three different places. I have no idea what it is and I don’t remember planting…

My Love Hate Relationship with My Watermelons

My Love Hate Relationship with my watermelons.

My Watermelons are Giving me the Fits! I love watermelons.  They are sweet, juicy, messy to eat, and remind me of summer like nothing else does.   But growing my watermelons in a vegetable garden has proven to be a challenge for me. My watermelons were planted as seedlings in June and by the time I…

Compost Pile Planting with Butternut Pumpkin

Butternut Pumpkin –  Compost Pile Planting This is the first year I have ever tried to compost.  My intent was to have nicely finished compost bins with a three compartment design which I could use to gradually transfer the compost as it cooked.  This blog post talks an experiment I made with compost pile planting.…

The Gardening Cook has two Facebook Pages now

The Gardening Cook at Facebook

Facebook Pages for The Gardening Cook Social media is a large part of marketing for most websites now.  Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram are all a good way to spread the word about new content on websites and blogs. I have just two new Facebook pages devoted to my gardening and cooking endeavors.  The pages will…

No Vegetables? – Oh no!!

no vegetables

A Day with No Vegetables is Not a Good Day One of my favorite things to do is to go out into my vegetable garden first thing in the morning to see what surprises await me.  Usually, I come back in with a basket of goodies for the evening meal.   Imagine my surprise today when…

DIY Hose Guides – Easy Gardening Project

Make your own hose guides with rebar and plastic golf balls. thegardeingcook.com

DIY Hose Guides for Pennies Do you have something special that you use for hose guides?  I do now, thanks to a project that wasn’t supposed to happen for a while.  With just a few easy to find supplies and a bit of time, these DIY hose guides were made! One of my “next year’s”…

Welcome to the Gardening Cook

The Gardening Cook Welcomes you Welcome!    Many people talk about gardening on the weekends and cooking during the week.  But for me, gardening and cooking are both week LONG projects.  I could dig in the dirt all day long every day if I had the opportunity.  I am the Gardening Cook. I especially love to…