Category Archives: water

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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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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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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spring planting and water

We’re beginning  drought cycle and while we’re just barely mid-April, we are not expecting any meaningful precip until sometime in July, if we are lucky. So have cut back on my veggie garden this year.  Actual time to work on … Continue reading

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dehydration again

This is cooked butternut squash.  seven servings, 140 grams total.  We all know what it takes to cut up and cook a squash.  If you only want a side serving for one, what do you do with the rest?  Spent … Continue reading

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follow ups

After nearly 3 weeks, today took the fermenting lid off the sauerkraut, and it tastes, just like sauerkraut.  so into the fridge it went. and for lunch, reconstituted one of the “squash leather”.  Tore up it up smaller than in the … Continue reading

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