Category Archives: organic

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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solar cooking time

We went from cool, damp, cloudy to suddenly sunny, dry and 90F!  So the solar oven is back into play to keep the house cool.  This is a small (1.5lbs) marinated roast, with two potatoes.  Put on at 8:30am before … Continue reading

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garden woes

  This is my harvest this month so far.  That’s right, not today, but for the month – and actually for the last two months!  Serious lack of pollinators.  This is from EIGHT zucchini plants, 8 tomato plants, and an … Continue reading

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the unusual

    Turmeric – greenhouse Ginger – greenhouse Avocado.  Rooted a seed and hopefully will plant this in the front yard this fall.  Have an almond seed that started last year for the same purpose.

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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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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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