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George Knowles

George Knowles gardens at Larkspur Hollow in the Hockley Valley.

Wins and Losses

Aug 26, 2010

Wins and losses are inevitable for any gardener. This growing season has made the effort seem particularly worthwhile. By George Knowles

Helping Hands

Jul 26, 2010

Heat and rain have produced a bounty in the garden. With a little direction, small helpers can pitch in harvesting peas, carrots and beans. By George Knowles

Saving garlic from summer heat!

Jul 7, 2010

In the blistering heat, gardening ain’t easy. But credit garlic with all kinds of restorative, intoxicating powers. By George Knowles

Summer arrives, the garden is full!

Jun 22, 2010

The longest day of the year arrives. The garden, sparsely populated a month ago, is full. By George Knowles

Feeding the soil that feeds us

Jun 1, 2010

Feeding the soil that feeds us.

A May Harvest of Rhubarb

May 17, 2010

The “pie-plant” or rhubarb makes great jams and sauces and performs for years. By George Knowles.

Pushing the Season

May 6, 2010

George Knowles is tempted to plant frost hardy vegetables early.

Garden Candy

Apr 20, 2010

George Knowles enjoys digging in the garden early in the spring. And he finds some treasure: parsnips!

Tools of the Trade for Vegetable Gardeners

Apr 12, 2010

George Knowles values his vegetable gardening tools. He writes about “the tried and true friends that have stayed with me.”