Category Archives: Arizona Garden

Why I Start with Raised Beds

How do I start a garden? That’s what I asked myself several years ago when I started with a blank slate of a back yard.  I really had no idea what I was doing and I was starting with some … Continue reading

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It’s BEAUTIFUL!

Ahhh!  It’s a great time to live in AZ.  From now until May it will be beautiful.  A little on the cold side at night sometimes… but who am I kidding, it will only be cold to people who have … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Arizona Garden, basil, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, chard, cilantro, desert garden, Red Russian Kale | 1 Comment

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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Melons Are Rolling In… Slowly

The temps never got CRAZY hot. The expected 120s never really materialized like they normally would at the beginning of July.  I’m hopeful that the rest of the summer won’t be too bad.  We are in the thick of monsoon … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, charleston gray watermelon, corn, cucumbers, desert garden, Desert King Watermelon, Harvest, Old Time Tennessee Melons, peppers, sqash, tamarillo, zucchini | 10 Comments

Summer Garden Update

We are entering into what is typically the hottest time of year.  Night time temps aren’t there yet, but the day time temps are brutal. There is a big difference between 100 and 110.  Big difference. The end of June/first … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, beans, BIOCHAR, cucumbers, desert garden, Dripping Springs Ollas, grass, mulch, Old Time Tennessee Melons, ollas, peppers, potatoes, sqash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, trellis, zucchini | 14 Comments