Author Archives: JonesGardenBlog

Observations and Conclusions on the Ollas

Ollas are the name for unglazed terracotta pots that you bury in the ground with only the neck exposed. I’ve written on them here before but it seems like so long ago I thought I would explain more without having … Continue reading

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What God Taught Me in the Garden This Week…

Weeds. They are terrible things. Deep roots, spreading for miles it would seem.  They spring up everywhere, almost as if they were planted.  There are always a few to pull. A momentary stroll through the garden beds can turn into … Continue reading

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Glorious October

As I’ve mentioned before, we have two seasons here in the desert of Arizona.  The first season just finished, it is known as Why do we live here? (WDWLH?), and the second, and more wonderful season, is Everybody wants to … Continue reading

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Mid-August Update

I disappeared for a while and now I appear to be back.  🙂 Maybe. We are in a part of the crazy where… it’s not so crazy.  So I’m taking advantage of it while I can. Plus I need to … Continue reading

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You grew HOW MANY kinds of melons?

Nine. Did I mention that I don’t have a lot of land here?  It’s part of a typical AZ backyard.  Not much to speak of. But I like melons, which are the WORST thing to grow if you don’t have … Continue reading

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