Category Archives: water

Hot Hotter Hottest!!

Still hitting those over 100F temps every day.  Filling the Ollas and the self-watering containers daily.  Plants are big at this time of year and sucking up the water, especially in the greenhouse where its nearly 120F some days!! First … 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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making bread

Really miss baking bread.  When I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant stopped doing it even though my husband is not bothered.  But I miss it.  it is now 11 years later and there are so many options for gluten free … Continue reading

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rambling rant

this is a rant.  and the point of the rant will take some explanations as it comes to its point from several different directions.  Don’t expect everyone will read this, nor to agree with me.  Just really feel the need … 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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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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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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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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question??

Have just been reading about (and ordered some to try) “soap nuts” Which lead me to wondering if anyone has tried using Yucca root for laundry/cleaning?  Basically the same thing, natural saponofins  (or how ever its spelled).  Or will I … 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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