Category Archives: grow bags

Olla adaptation

Before we moved here to the desert SW some 20+ years ago, had read how the Hopi indians used Ollas and was struck by the genius of the idea. It is only in recent years that Ollas have become a … 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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late august garden

After too hot and too dry, we’ve had a decent monsoon season.  For many reasons didn’t really plant a major garden this year, but have had a little fun, despite every single green bean plant being mowed down by hungry … Continue reading

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time flies!

Doesn’t it though, even if you are not having a lot of fun!! First, garden is okay.  strange, but okay.  Growing the Armenian Cucumbers for the first time.  Chard is doing well.  Eggplant, eh!  tomatoes, well, they are there, but … Continue reading

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still a gardening blog

Tuesday June 6, 2018 In the greenhouse: stevia closest, empty is tumeric tuber waiting I hope, then potatoes both white and sweet. Something has been eating the sweet potato leaves as fast as they grow! This shows the tomato plant … Continue reading

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more stuff

Doesn’t seem like 10 days since I updated . . but here we are.  Dipped below 40F one morning, but that didn’t stop me from harvesting a zucchini in the greenhouse.  Picked another one last night.  and the tomatoes are … Continue reading

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harder than it seems

Like a lot of people, I’m dancing the compromise between working for a living and being more self-reliant in my daily life.  It goes in fits and starts and is hindered by many factors including the weather, my own age, … Continue reading

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