Category Archives: gardening

end May garden update

well, things aren’t going as planned – but do they really ever?  The shade cloths were up early this year and this may have stunted growth.  Lizards are taking more than their share.  Have already had to replace my zucchini … Continue reading

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Olla Ole!

the Ollas are at work.  They work even if it is raining.  The water is dispersed underground where it is needed the most.  More efficient than a sprinkler, hose watering, even soaker hoses. The seedlings put into beds with Ollas … 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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More on DUH

Almost immediately after writing my post DUH Moment, found an article about growing ginger and turmeric in any climate.  Now, just have to find viable rhizomes.  Have tried Ginger before; rhizomes from the grocery store were more viable than those … Continue reading

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DUH moment

Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one.  But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense. Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added … Continue reading

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