Category Archives: chard

garden update

Perfect for Beltane! almost all the tomatoes in the ground, 6 are standing by in case some of the ones planted don’t make it.  Also got the peppers and eggplant in their respective planters.  Not quite as previously outlined, especially … Continue reading

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garden hustle plus

Suddenly we’re having 40+ degree nights – even though our last official frost date is May 19 – and daytime temps are pushing 80! Its chili making time, cooking beans in the solar oven to free up the kitchen stove.  … Continue reading

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2017 spring update

raining now and more on the way. They keep talking about the La Nina coming with heat and drought, but until it does, we’ll enjoy all this rain In the greenhouse the peas have started to sprout, the potatoes also.  … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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gardening in climate change

Living in AZ, we have a very strange growing season.  The mid summer temps are TOO hot, and most fruits and veggies do not flower, so will not fertilize.  Even tomatoes and such that started to form before the heat … Continue reading

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slow around the house

Its been wicked hot, although finally getting some cooler weather, and that leads to a lot of changes in the garden.  And that’s a different post harvested some chard for eating and freezing got   a  “jerky cannon” and what a … Continue reading

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garden update

for the bees garden is doing surprisingly well since it is as hot as it has been, with weeks in the 100Fs!  the main garden is well covered both from the top and from the side. eastern side with screening, … Continue reading

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