Monthly Archives: June 2013

promised pictures

lizard!  this one just caught a big bug, they keep bug populations under control in the garden there are two bean “corrals” in this picture, you can really only see the one close, there’s another at the far end the … Continue reading

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revising the plan

planted my pole beans about 2 weeks ago and saw that something was eating the shoots almost as soon as they sprouted!  Well, its just about too late to replant.  Fortunately had two packages of bush bean seeds and planted … Continue reading

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solstice update

zucchini getting blossom end rot again.  This happened last year during the heavy heat and got Yield Booster.  never knew if it was that, or the monsoons that brought yields back.  This year, put a shade cloth over the zucchini … Continue reading

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shallots

  harvested 11 shallots today, from where I had planted 5 store bought bulbs last fall.  These are not to eat, but to be replanted once again this fall.  Onions get very hot, even sweet ones, in our desert climate.  … Continue reading

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Hive update

Being in the desert south west brings its own challenges to keeping bees.  We had a great, wet winter, which meant a spring full of pollen sources: from the early roses, through mesquite and acacia.  But now both the heat … Continue reading

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garlic harvest

Persian Star. 33 bulbs.  Think this is the earliest I’ve harvested garlic, and one of my best over all crops.  Grown in a 4’x4’ x 18’” raised bed.  Not too hot, keeps well Siskiyou purple garlic, harvested a week ago … Continue reading

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updates

Heat is on, like an oven out there, hot and dry.  Watering everything.  see little tomatoes forming, also one teeny (so far) winter squash. Something is eating the corn shoots as soon as they come up. Gophers attacking once again. … Continue reading

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