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Mondo grass, scientifically named ophiopogon japonicus, is a popular plant due to its many uses in landscaping. It’s versatile, low-maintenance, and thrives in full to part shade. It comes in two sizes, standard (grows 8” – 12”) and dwarf (grows 4” – 6”), and you can get it in green or black! Probably the most […]

As mentioned in previous posts, I planted a few stalks of corn in our Victory Garden. Well, it’s time to start pollinating! I’ll have to hand pollinate because there aren’t enough stalks planted to guarantee that they will be pollinated naturally. I would have needed to plant at least 4 rows of corn to realistically […]

  Our Backyard Victory Garden what we planted To start, the LSU College of Agriculture has great resources for gardeners. Their Vegetable Planting Guide is pure gold. Despite being readily available online, I probably have 6 different printed copies scattered around the house. I used that guide to confirm that what I wanted to plant […]

The spread of COVID-19 has made it worrisome for anyone to go to the grocery store, and it’s made it extremely difficult for grocers to keep their shelves stocked. Many are turning back to another time for inspiration on how to deal with the need to feed their families during these trying days. As a […]