Monthly Archives: April 2014

I’m Scrambling

I’m not talking about eggs.  Unfortunately, because that would be good about now. The temps are going up and my spring garden is less than half planted. Yah… bad move. I’m working on it though.  Last night I got bed … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, artichoke, basil, collards, Dripping Springs Ollas, grass, Old Time Tennessee Melons, ollas, onions, peppers, square foot gardening, swiss chard, tomatoes, vertical garden | 13 Comments

Some Particulars on the Wine Bottle Ollas

I’m not sure if I made up that name or not, wine bottle olla, or if it’s even a real “thing”… it’s just what I call them.  I’ve been collecting and using them now for a couple of years.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Question About the Purple and Green Beauties

The garden is still in transition. The cilantro has bolted and made some very nice little flowers. The tomatoes of all variety are growing… and are very hard to focus on with a phone. But I have a question for … Continue reading

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Getting the Gopher! … and a garden update

Pests are a problem in any garden and I recently returned from vacation to find that a nemesis had returned and had taken out at least one plant.  Grrr!  I work so hard to grow my plants and keep them … Continue reading

Posted in artichoke, gophers, Jerusalem artichokes, Red Russian Kale, wine bottle ollas | 8 Comments

Redundant Protection for Vacation

I was nervous.  We had a planned trip to California to attend a graduation party for one of my beautiful nieces.  I knew it would be a great time, but… I was a little concerned about the garden. So I … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, artichoke, basil, Dripping Springs Ollas, gophers, malabar spinach, Old Time Tennessee Melons, ollas, peppers, square foot gardening, tomatoes, wine bottle ollas | 17 Comments