Category Archives: potatoes

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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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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onions and strawberries

The last of the onions – only grow the “walking” onions as have little room.  Keep enough of them going that if I ever need to share or expand, have some.  But it requires a fair amount of room to … Continue reading

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more solar cooking

Same picture as last, from the outside the oven always looks the same! Today put a seasoned flank steak, in a roaster, in the oven about 9:30am.  about 10:30am added two potatoes, sitting them on top of the roaster.  Within … Continue reading

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june garden update

  greenhouse exploding: squash wi/buds, green beans flowering, tomatoes with loads of green fruit. hopefully all coming to Fruit-ion soon! couple of geraniums, there were lots of them last year, these are the only two survivors and two Amaryllis, plus … 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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