Category Archives: organic

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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May 5, 2018 update

  Thornless boysenberry, Monrovia.  Will it stay here?  maybe no.  Seem to be doing fruits in the Eastern garden.  Will revisit this soon. cutting back on my veggies, but also squeezing more in, almost square foot gardening.  first planting got … Continue reading

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making jerky!

have been making jerky for the dog for years now, both chicken and beef.  The chicken from chicken breast, the beef from both ground beef and from sliced pieces; basically, what ever’s on sale. This week, decided to try to … Continue reading

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so much for weather reports

Instead of it being cooler last night than the night before, it was actually 20 degrees warmer! So much for science

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season change again

  After several days of 80+ temps, and nights dropping into the maybe 50’s (fahrenheit), this morning it hit 41F.  It still got up to 85, but since I’d put squash and eggplant and tomatoes in the ground over the … Continue reading

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