A unusually hot and dry summer till today. When we got lots of rain and some hail. We could use the rain. But this storm started as a real downpour dropping 1.5 cm (0.6 in) of rain in the first 15 minutes. And of course the hail. […]
I have been saving seeds for a few years now. Mainly because I can never seem to get fresh seed here locally that I want for late summer and fall sowing […]
Some photos about a month apart showing my planting of my zucchini starters, their growth, and some harvest…. [more]
We had a very cold May. Then most of June was a heat wave and very dry. But today, July 1 was cool and we had a gentle rain. Weirdly I can not remember when we last had a gentle rain. But I do remember when I last had a dark beer and a cigar. It was over two years ago on a road trip to Krakow Poland. I have been many places in nearly 30 countries. Most places are on the visit scheme of things, been there and done that. Been there so no need to go back. But Krakow is one of those places I would definitely go back for a visit. […]
This year’s total garlic harvest came to over 200 garlic bulbs of good size, with about 30 little ones that will be used pretty much immediately since I ran out of garlic from last year already.
Drying is pretty easy for me. […]
I wrote in 2019 that it was a weird year and a bad year for tomatoes: A cold spring, and very hot, dry June. Well, this year is becoming a repeat of 2019, with a cold spring and now a very hot June with no rain in sight. I considered 2019 “weird” since it seemed an unusual event. But it might simply have been the first of a new normal of extreme swings in weather. A cold spring slows down tomato growth, flowering and fruit […]
I planted over 150 garlic last fall, at different times and in different places. And the earliest plantings are becoming ripe for harvest.
I often try to maximize space by intercropping; that is grow many different plants in basically the same space. The classic method of intercropping that many people find popular is the Three Sisters garden. Which can take up a lot of space. But I also intercrop on a much smaller scale as well.