Category Archives: Jerusalem artichokes

Garden Update May 13, 2014

Lots of things are happening.  Lots of things need to happen.  There is no way I’m going to get to all of it today, or tomorrow… maybe by this weekend. Here is a quick tour of what’s growing on in … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Arizona Garden, beans, desert garden, Desert King Watermelon, dirt, Jerusalem artichokes, Old Time Tennessee Melons, peppers, tomatoes, trellis, volunteers | 6 Comments

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

Bed 3 Almost Made and Grandma Comes to the Garden

It was a busy weekend.  Busy, but good. I pulled out the already flowering remnants of the last couple of broccoli plants (the good broccoli, not the EPS), transplanted two cilantro and one dill plant into pots, and weeded bed … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, artichoke, desert garden, Dripping Springs Ollas, Jerusalem artichokes, ollas | 7 Comments

Sunchokes and Volunteers

I had read all of the horror stories of the sunchoke, otherwise known as the Jerusalem artichoke.  So I followed some advice and decided to start them in containers.  I figured this would be handy as well considering how tall … Continue reading

Posted in compost, Desert King Watermelon, Jerusalem artichokes, volunteers | 19 Comments

Weekend Cleanup

Not long ago I pointed out the benefits of free ranging our suburban chickens. It was good while it lasted. The mess is the problem.  Chickens poop EVERYWHERE, and by everywhere I really mean E V E R Y W … Continue reading

Posted in dinosaur Kale, fall garden, grass, Harvest, Ice Berg Lettuce, Jerusalem artichokes, peppers, Red Russian Kale, Romaine, Starting Seeds, tomatoes | 11 Comments