Category Archives: gardening

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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catching up

Its been forever since I’ve posted and figured might as well catch up here Last year’s garden was a bust, and by the end of the year, with no rain, and no water left in the water storage tanks, didn’t … 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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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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first harvest

not really have been eating onions, spinach and lettuce already.  So lets say first SUMMER harvest.  Tomato was perfect. nice size, perfectly ripe. nice color.   Green beans are just starting to develop.  This is all greenhouse grown in northern AZ. … Continue reading

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