Here is the most popular vegetable grown in American gardens. I love the variety of tomatoes available to us gardeners by seed. It’s nice to see growers now responding to the demand for more flavorful tomatoes available by plants. I’ve seen ‘Brandywine’ and ‘Cherokee Purple’ plants at local building supply stores. But you’ve got to…

Green Wall from Pallets

I wanted to hide our trash cans along the narrow side of our home. Rather than a fence I tried my hand at making a green wall from recycled pallets. I used new landscape timbers set in concrete as posts. Then framed the top and bottom with new 2×4 and 2×6 lumber. Better systems use…

School Garden Update

The garden at San Carlos Park Elementary looks great. The teachers and students are doing an excellent job of weeding and watering their crops.

Park Bench Makeover

Two benches facing the pond at our church were weather-worn and in need of repair. The wrought iron had pitted and rusted and the boards had rotted through. I took them back to my driveway workshop for rejuvenation.