Celery sets seeds in its second year. That is, you have to wait a year after planting to get seeds. …
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]
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.