These Are NOT Our Friends

When you grow food without using chemicals for pest control, you sometimes have to be creative -- and non-squeamish -- abut finding and dispatching the bugs that want to chew every plant to the ground!  Hand picking and squishing is a daily...

Trellis Woes/Progress at Market St. Community Garden

One project that the confirmation students helped build and plant was our massive bamboo trellis, supported by rebar, that was going to be the home for dozens of green bean plants.  We even had the students plant some marigolds to keep away insects and provide a spot...

Giving Thanks from the Heart

Trying to choose a cover photo to demonstrate our thanksgiving was difficult this year. A gorgeous broccoli crown?  Farm beds rejuvenated and replanted after Harvey? Healthy animals? The support of so many people for our CSA and farm stand market? Our new rescue...

Baker Creek’s Heirloom Seed Exposition

Hobby Airport barely opened in time after the hurricane for Debbie to attend an Heirloom Seed Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA, sponsored by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and many other organizations committed to the production of safe foods and a sustainable environment....

Counting Blessings

Of course, the first thing to do after all those troubles is to start counting blessings. We had many to count. Despite the rain, the flooding, the downed trees and dead plants, not a single animal was harmed. 45 chickens and nine goats did just fine, although they...

Hurricane Harvey Leaves His Calling Card

We had just begun to pull it all back together at the farms following a wave of summer plagues -- aphids, nematodes, possums, cabbage borers, heat, humidity -- when Harvey arrived and provided the final coup de grace. The farm at N & 33rd was pretty much flooded...

Sweet Potato Greens

Sweet Potato Greens are a delectable treat, similar to spinach in their taste but lighter, full of Vitamins A and K, and readily available at this time of year Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients 2 cups sweet potato greens 1 tbs olive...

Sea Camp Photography Students Always Delight

Galveston photographer Robert Milhovil regularly brings his Texas A&M Sea Camp photography students to the Seeding Galveston gardens to hone their skills amidst the flowers, vegetables, goats and chickens. We delight in the amazing photos they share with us. Photo...

Deborah’s Community Garden: A Final Fare Thee Well

A large chunk of Seeding Galveston's soul symbolically took flight last week when the relatively new shed of which we were so proud was airlifted by crane onto a flatbed trailer and trucked away to its new home (see photo above). This sad turn of events was prompted...

What We Are Growing and Harvesting Now

We have a wealth of vegetable varieties either in the ground or ready for harvest. About two-thirds of the produce goes to our CSA members and the rest is donated either directly or through organizations that feed the needy. Here's what you'll find now at N&33 and...