Category Archives: fruit

Tuna harvest has begun

Tuna is the name for the fruit of the pickly pear cactus!! Prickly pear (Opuntia) grows almost all over the United States, even in the snow belts.  We had a plant where we lived in New Jersey.  As the climate … Continue reading

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hungry critters

Despite a great deal of fencing, covers, barriers, etc. critters are eating me out of pretty much EVERYTHING! Having worked to further seal the mean garden, they got at my container grown tomatoes last night and did a number on … Continue reading

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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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The orange screw

  Saw a review of these in one of my survival mags and was intrigued.  There are other similar on the market, but can see why these are as expensive as they are, and as highly rated.  Ground pegs, tent … Continue reading

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tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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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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