Monthly Archives: April 2015

saving seeds

  This is the third generation of beans, saved for seed, from what was originally two packages of store bought bush bean seeds.  Unfortunately, I left the beans sitting on top of the refrigerator to dry, until today.  They did … Continue reading

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earth day plus 3

we are having a very unexpected and welcome rain storm.  It has been a very long time since we’ve had a good rain in April, much less several days.  Yesterday it came down in torrents for awhile, unfortunately the big … Continue reading

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Earth day plus one

  Today continued with getting seedlings in the ground.  In the main garden planted 4 spaghetti squash and 24 roma tomato seedlings.  To get all the seedlings in, dug out the single turnip I had in there. The turnip looked … Continue reading

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earth day 2015

we have some cloudy cooler days predicted for the end of this week, so a perfect time to get some stuff in the ground and acclimatized This is a HUGE 100 gallon grow bag. right now, have just put in … Continue reading

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update

right now, we are having a little bit of cool, after lots and lots of above average temps.  Most of these are from the container garden area on the east side of the property.  This area gets good morning and … Continue reading

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3 weeks later

  Noticed I’d last posted a pic of the garlic bed on March 14th, and what a difference a few weeks, some warmth, and some water make!  The shallots were looking good then (farthest from the camera), now looking great.  … Continue reading

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April Fool

Well, I hope not!   The weather has been record breaking warm for this time of year and even the mesquite has given in and said no more hard freezes.  So today planted bush beans, the earliest by far I’ve ever … Continue reading

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