Monthly Archives: July 2012

expenses

Yesterday went out for four more bags of potting soil to finish the new raised bed.  Got to the store, saw they had a pile of large bags, the topmost one saying 2 cu feet.  and went in and ordered … Continue reading

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garden update

In general, the garden is looking lush.  The spaghetti squash is doing well, with two fruit harvested and four more out there.  There is time for more and if I get another five it will be good.  Some onions are … Continue reading

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poor potato harvest

Originally had three planters of potatoes in the greenhouse, two in bags and this hard container.  Excessive heat took its toll, some leaf curl, and then hornworms devastated them.  saw some new growth coming back on the plants so left … Continue reading

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raised bed kit

This is the Lifetime raised bed kit.  A total of 8 panels, molded plastic, snap together.  Mounted on a couple of pallets, with an aluminum bit over that.  The aluminum bit was originally ordered for the front of our flat … Continue reading

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of composters

Living in a suburban community in the desert an open bin composter system doesn’t work very well.  Difficult to keep moist, and attracts the critters (which attract other critters!) that the neighbors don’t always appreciate.  This is a Compact Compos … Continue reading

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summer socks.

Patterns for socks like these are found under yoga socks, sandal socks, toe-less socks.  The bottom line is, am not the only one who wants their heels covered and their toes free!  Of course, for those who want the reverse, … Continue reading

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update after the rains

Yes, finally had some rain.  two days of everything from major downpours with thunderboomers, to just mild drizzle.  The days previous had brought humidity and cloudiness. Even with the heat, the reduction of sun stress sent everything into overdrive! Tomato … Continue reading

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