Category Archives: fruits

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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more sun baking

      Got the oven good and hot, kept it well aligned, did not fasten down the glass.  let these cook for about 75 minutes.  tops lightly browned.  bottoms not.  Last time let them go for 2 full hours … 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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onions and strawberries

The last of the onions – only grow the “walking” onions as have little room.  Keep enough of them going that if I ever need to share or expand, have some.  But it requires a fair amount of room to … Continue reading

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I’m back!

The last couple of years have been tough in the garden for several reasons.  Our business has been good and we’ve been super busy so not enough attention combined with weird weather.  But that lack of attention is a big … Continue reading

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