Monthly Archives: April 2012

with pictures

This weekend learned about being in shape, not.  Working out and taking long walks did not prepare me for a marathon gardening session!  Do a lot of container gardening, so there were 5 bags (2cu feet each) of potting soil, … Continue reading

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more updates

Very mild morning, and while the day started off cloudy, got sunny and hot fast. Still was committed to getting some work done in the garden.  Have been putting it off for too long, and suddenly we’re three weeks ahead … Continue reading

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April 27, planting update

Weather is back to being warmer than usual.  At least it is the warmest spring since starting a garden.  Being busy this year, decided to use store bought seedlings to supplement my late from seed.  There are 12 roma tomato … Continue reading

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Garden Update

Here, it is said that when the mesquite bud, all danger of frost has passed.  Well the mesquite are in leaf about a month earlier than the last two years!  The greenhouse is full of good stuff, as you can … Continue reading

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garden update

This weekend has seen some cooler weather in our area, although cooler is a relative term. Seasonal is more descriptive. and the plants are happy for it. as expected, peas aren’t doing well.  No one around here seems to do … Continue reading

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some of my favorite articles

This is one of those posts that seemed to fit both my blogs. Even though it is not about gardening per se, the article on managing food storage is important. some of my favorite articles.

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summer knitting projects

After a winter of knitting knee socks, its now time to switch to summer footwear.  If you search the web for info on “yoga socks” or “Sandal socks”, there are many variations on this theme. Guess I’m not the only … Continue reading

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