We have a few types of aloe vera plants that grow in the cactus garden. If aloe vera is happy it will basically multiply like rabbits. You can take the smaller aloe vera off and replant it. Ours seem to be very happy so, I decided I would find some ways to use it up. […]
I’ve been working in the cactus garden today. Before got started I walked around cleaning up the area and noticed a lot of the plants from last year are coming back up. This is the beauty of planting non hybrid seeds. If the plant gets to seed you can grow those seeds the next year. It […]
We give prickly pear jelly as Christmas gifts each year. We enjoy giving homemade gifts and everyone is excited to receive this colorful little treat. What you will need: 2 1/2 cups prickly pear juice (Never made it? See how to here!) 1 box pectin (Powered Pectin) 1-3 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice 2 1/2 […]
We recently worked to expand our little cactus empire. Thanks to a couple of friends, neighbors and one willing cactus we are well on our way. We currently have this Peruvian Apple Cactus and really want a couple more. We decided for the good of all the cactus must give up a couple of arms. So […]
One of our favorite plants is the Peruvian Apple Cactus. Husband first exposed me to this plant when we were dating. It’s a cactus that gets really big and produces fruits that are similar to a dragon fruit. We really wanted to plant one when we got a home but it turns out the home […]
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