Planting forage for bees and pollinators

During the January 2014 Moores Hill SIBA meeting last year, Roy Ballard from Purdue, and Tim Schwipps from the USDA-NRCS came and spoke about planting forage for bees and other pollinators. They made clear that there can be help available at both the state and local levels. I decided to pursue things since I had 1.5 acres that […] Read More

Make Chili Tepin Hot Sauce

I grow lots of tepin chili peppers. They give me a huge bounty! I dehydrate them, cook with them, and make hot sauce. There’s always plenty left to dry and grind up into a powder. Tepin’s are my favorite… and quite interesting too. Here are a few things I learned about them. Tepin peppers are […] Read More

A mild winter’s impact on grapes

The following is by Bruce Bordelon from the Purdue Wine Grape team. I’ve spoken to Bruce many times in the past about pruning, spray regimens and dealing with a number of issues in the vineyard. I respect his advice when it comes to growing grapes in Indiana. Looks like we will be in for a […] Read More