Marty’s Acre Fall Garden

I was ready to be done with my tomatoes for the 2015 gardening season.  The Jet Star variety did well, and my fertilizer experiment was interesting.  Ferti-Lome Gardener’s Special definitely got the plants off to a faster start than the Foxfarm … [Read more]

Early Summer Gardening

Mid May at The Acre is part planting summer crops and part maintaining previously planted crops. Planting last week included filling in a few more peppers from where I had planted habanero pepper and tomatillo seeds, just to see how well direct … [Read more]

2015 Tomato Trial Results

I seem to always plant too many varieties of tomatoes, if that’s even possible.  This year at the first tomato planting day I started off with that story, we’ll see how it works out. I decided to do an unofficial fertilizer trial on the row of ‘Jet … [Read more]

2015 Tomato Trials at Marty’s Acre

Ok, I’m late in getting in my early spring garden. In fact, it hasn't happened :(. And, I did not plant my gamble garden tomato plants in late February or in March. The bad news is that I’m not enjoying radishes, peas, lettuce now like some of those … [Read more]

Asparagus on Marty’s Acre

Your Acre can be any size, with any number or type of plants in it. From an apartment deck or patio, a space devoted to a couple of tomato or pepper plants in your landscape beds, a vacant city lot, or a garden comprised of a couple of acres or … [Read more]

The benefits of Hi-Yield Weed and Grass Preventer

What saves gardeners an enormous amount of time, helps their plants grow faster, encourages fewer insect pests, and allows for spending quality time doing things you would rather be doing than pulling weeds?  - It’s a couple of applications of … [Read more]

It’s more than just the weather.

February’s weather always teases gardeners. With temperatures in the 60’s for a bit, it's easy to start thinking about planting things - not only cold tolerant varieties, but our summer vegetables as well. I enjoy planting a gamble garden, and … [Read more]

Introducing: Myography

We’ve come a long way with technology. Take photography for an example. With today’s telephones, we take a pretty good picture and edit it by making it clearer, lighter, darker, more dramatic, grunge it. We have the opportunity to change it more ways … [Read more]

A new year, a new Acre.

Walking through the garden center today, I was asked about what my plans were for the Acre this year. What a perfect topic for the blog, I thought. This year, my plans are to plant the usual vegetable crops, tomatoes (Jet Star for sure) but I will … [Read more]

The Unspoken Competition

Everybody knew they were doing it, but didn't want to admit it. The word on the street was that there was no way what was happening could happen without ‘outside’ help. The results most people were achieving was sub-par, but acceptable, and it had … [Read more]