Category Archives: Starting Seeds

The Good, the Bad, and the Carrot Butt

Last year when I went to harvest my carrots I was very disappointed that I had not thinned out the carrot seeds that my sons had helped me plant.  Several of them were no more than carrot tooth picks.  A … Continue reading

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The Non-Winter Garden Update

I know a lot of the country has been digging out, repeatedly, from one of the worst winters that anybody can remember, but here in AZ… nope.  No winter here.  Mid-eighties… yup.  Cool evenings and nights in the fifties… yup. … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Garden, artichoke, Bok Choi, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, desert garden, dinosaur Kale, fall garden, Harvest, Ice Berg Lettuce, marigold, onions, peppers, Red Russian Kale, Romaine, square foot gardening, Starting Seeds | 19 Comments

The Crazy Continues… As Do the Sprouts!

Wow, busy week and more to come!  Tonight I get to talk to a bunch of kids and parents about the different ways that we do justice at Mission.  I love to see families embracing the vision for our church … Continue reading

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Early Risers

The tomatoes won.  Well, at least three of them did. And you know I love seedling pictures, so here you go. Okay, these pictures were actually taken the night before last, so you just have to trust me that all … Continue reading

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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

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