Category Archives: compost

compost tumbler story

Know not everyone is living in a place where they can have a compost pile.  You can see how close we are to our neighbors and to keep the visitors that compost attracts to a minimum, I use compost tumblers.  … Continue reading

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new gadget

Its no secret that I like my gadgets.  Not too long ago someone had sent me a link to a new appliance being made by whirlpool which would create compost in your kitchen in just 24 hours.  A fairly big … 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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garden journal update

May 11, 2016.  Most of garden is planted.  Am not really good at planning the garden.  Get some of it down, but the plan has to be adjusted because of how much space I used for the alliums, how long … Continue reading

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updates

That time of year when garden updates are frequent. First, potatoes.  Since I’m container growing my potatoes,  its been largely experimentation rather than success.  So this year bought some real seed potatoes (8 in the package, already sprouting), NORLAND.  Putting … 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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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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