Category Archives: tomatoes

garden update

Here it is, September and STILL getting 100+F temps!!  SOOOO dry too.  Watered the garden and the landscaping and had birds flying in from all over for the wet.  Both 1000 gallon rain tanks are dry, as is the 250gallon … Continue reading

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welcome to the jungle!

For those of you who started following my bread making journey, this was originally intended to be an online gardening journal and just gets sidetracked now and then. . . the tomato plant on the west side of the house … Continue reading

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gardening update

This WAS intended to be a gardening journal, not a sourdough bread journal, although this year it has become more about baking bread than growing food.  Had purposely cut down the size of my garden this year as I dealt … Continue reading

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cooking in the greenhouse

yes, about 112F in the greenhouse yesterday afternoon.  Thankfully have self watering containers in there, but it was the end of their week, today was refill day.  two big winter squash plants and have set some fruit.  These plants will … Continue reading

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garden update

no pic of the green beans this morning, they are slowly doing their green bean thing – nights have been delightfully cool, low 50s.  NOT delightful for green beans. meanwhile, back in the greenhouse self-seeded potatoes summer squash the amaryllis … Continue reading

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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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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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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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