Category Archives: Desert King Watermelon

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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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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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

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Changing Stupid to Awesome

Last year was a mess with the corn.  It came up so pretty, grew tall and then began to bow… I have no idea why.  It was horrible.  I named it the stupid corn. It was lame. However… I just … Continue reading

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Trip 1 Done

There won’t be too many trips this summer.  There is just too much going on. But trip 1 is in the bag.  A wonderful visit with some friends up to a remote cabin in the woods.  Temps dipped into the … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Arizona Garden, beans, charleston gray watermelon, Chickens, cucumbers, desert garden, Desert King Watermelon, dirt, Dripping Springs Ollas, grass, Harvest, intensive gardening, mulch, Old Time Tennessee Melons, ollas, peppers, spring garden, sqash, square foot gardening, tomatoes, trellis, vertical garden, zucchini | 15 Comments