Monthly Archives: August 2015

asparagus

Have just ordered 25 asparagus plants, 3rd year roots for fall planting.  As I’m a container gardener, that means 25 pots of soil.  Bought from Andys Asparagus Acres.  Actually, pretty expensive, but most other places aren’t offering 3rd year roots … Continue reading

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Leaving on the edge

Is the name of this pattern on Ravelry.  I’m suddenly enamored of leaves.  The original pattern calls for 5 pattern repeats and sewing the edges.  Its not that cold in my area of AZ, don’t want something tight around my … Continue reading

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garden update

am letting the garden wind down as we are on a road trip next month. meanwhile anyone know what’s wrong with this zucchini? today’s tomatoes and green beans transplanted some of the chard back into the garden and doing well. … Continue reading

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starting up and winding down

Spent the time making 24 little red velcro pots to start (6 each) lettuce, chard, spinach and broccoli. Then, as the first planting of bush beans is done, and as I’m not going to be planting anything in its place … Continue reading

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more experimenting

I’m a fan of grow bags, and I struggle with transplanting seedlings at any time. So when I saw these little pots, had to give them a try.  Right now, I use old plastic 6 packs and they get old … Continue reading

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saving seeds

In the several years that I’ve been gardening here in the high desert of AZ have seen our zone classification shift from 7A to 7B to 8A.  But zone classifications doesn’t really tell the whole story.  We are at 4500 … Continue reading

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lughnassadh

  In celebrating the harvest, I’m also reviewing how does my garden grow.  This little basket was this morning’s harvest.  Last year at this time I’d be using one 5 times the size and struggling to keep it all inside … Continue reading

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