Category Archives: container gardening

beans

almost exactly one moon since my first planting of beans this year.  Mornings have been delightfully cool – mid-to low 50’s, which is probably NOT ideal for fast growing beans. so the first planting has just gotten to this stage … Continue reading

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garden update

no pic of the green beans this morning, they are slowly doing their green bean thing – nights have been delightfully cool, low 50s.  NOT delightful for green beans. meanwhile, back in the greenhouse self-seeded potatoes summer squash the amaryllis … Continue reading

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10 day update

  Planted on may 23, today is June 3.  Yes, they were planted fairly deep and for the first week, the night time temps were dropping into the 40’s. strings are to give them support so they don’t flop all … Continue reading

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not not gardening

it seems I can’t not garden.  So going really small and doing some things totally differently   This area is sort of perennials.  Two bags of last years potatoes had enough little ones left in there to come up on … Continue reading

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potatoes

With some major rain coming in – several days worth, decided to hustle up my potatoes.  Potatoes are so cheap, and take up so much room, there is a limit to what I can grow in my containers. This is … Continue reading

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the unusual

    Turmeric – greenhouse Ginger – greenhouse Avocado.  Rooted a seed and hopefully will plant this in the front yard this fall.  Have an almond seed that started last year for the same purpose.

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where have the insects gone?

Don’t know about anyone else, but suddenly we have no insects – AND – no birds. Not that both have totally disappeared, but say a good 90-95% of them have!  had sort of noticed that there were fewer insects around … Continue reading

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and summer begins

  My favorite lillies.  The color fades fast in the harsh AZ sun new planting of bush beans have been eating string beans from the greenhouse already, while the peas in the garden are just starting to bloom and set … Continue reading

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details

  Since quantity is not the goal this year, am focusing on quality.  Blossom end rod in both tomatoes and zucchini have long been a problem and splitting tomatoes also. Blossom end rot is about calcium and splitting is about … Continue reading

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greenhouse harvest

  First greenbeans from the greenhouse. not enough for a meal, but added to, tasty Today’s greenhouse harvest.   problem with the small grow area of the greenhouse is one plant of this and one of that.  No other zucchini even … Continue reading

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