Category Archives: fruit

cool again

rainy once more (YEAH!), and suddenly cool after a couple of weeks in the 80’s.  Tonight will be down near freezing. Rhubarb doing wonderfully, harvested some today.  See one of the plants will need dividing and as it is already … Continue reading

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OLLA!!!

started reading about this technique before we ever moved to Sedona 20 years ago, but we had no garden and wasn’t up and into grow bags and container gardening in our first house.  That was all about establishing our business … 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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stocking up

This is a Rodale book from 1977 that was found for $2 in the thrift today.  Lots of good recipes, which never go out of style.  The opening talked about where and how to get some of the specialty canning … 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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GF dehydration experiments

  This is a mix of gluten free cooked grains (oatmeal, buckwheat, amaranth, polenta) with apples, rhubarb, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and sugar put out in 1/2 cup measures to dry.  One lot was left as noted, then added … Continue reading

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finally!

the weather has started to cool off and now the plants are producing again.  The bush beans, planted months ago, grew plant wise – which has turned out to be great – and are now yielding lots of green beans.   … Continue reading

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