Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 5/13/13

We’re finally drying out a bit here, and it got quite hot (high 80s) for a few days. I’m battling new bugs (aphids on the snow peas and whiteflies on a couple tomato plants), but the neem oil seems to be working, thankfully. In preparing for this week’s update, I was amazed at the amount of growth in my plants just since last week. (The above picture is a view of most of my beds.) Green and growing? Then all is well! Take a look!

Sanctuary Spotlight: How to Grow Snap Beans

It’s spring, and gardeners everywhere are squealing with glee as they gather seed and turn their soil for planting. Here in the South, our crops are already well on their way. One of my favorite spring crops is snap beans. Where I grew up, we called the green variety “string beans” and the yellow variety “wax beans.” No matter what you call them, they are a kitchen staple in spring cuisine and are easy to grow. How to grow snap beans!