Archived Monthly Posts

2015 Fall Garden Producing Very Well

The fall garden, edition 2015, is growing very well and producing an abundant harvest.  I harvested the first fall broccoli about 5 days ago, with many more heads to come.  The cabbage is just about ready to harvest and the green bean plants (growing in the old corn raised bed) are overflowing with bean pods.  […]

Early Fall Garden Update - Desert Dryness Continues

Well, I should have known, the record July rainfall has been followed by nearly no rain for the period August through mid September.  Despite the dryness, the early fall garden is growing fairly well.  The early August transplanted broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi, are doing just fine (see pics below).  I have been watering them […]

Harvesting Continues, Fall Garden Planted

Harvesting continues in the garden despite the record July rainfall.  The weather has finally turned more “normal” for August and the garden has responded nicely.  A decent amount of roma tomatoes were harvested and processed for sauce using my food strainer (see pic below).  Two of the six roma tomato plants are almost totally devoid […]

Way Too Much Rain!!!

My garden has received way too much rain over the last 2 weeks, nearly 8 inches of rain!!!!  Needless to say, parts of my garden are suffering from too much moisture.  My broccoli looks really bad, but at least the main heads have all been harvested.  The wet soils combined with the slugs have pretty […]

Early Summer Garden Update

Wow, things have been pretty busy in the garden over the last month or so. It has been pretty dry here up until the last 5 days when it has turned tropical, with rain every day and high humidity. Started harvesting the kohlrabi, variety Kolibri on June 8th. Most of the harvested kohlrabi were around […]

Spring Garden Fully Planted

Wow, I have super busy in the garden over the last month.  My spring garden is now fully planted.  I just finished planting seeds of pole lima beans and bush green beans yesterday.  The spring garden is growing really well so far.  I started harvesting my spring planted lettuce on May 10th.  Wow, is the […]

Spring Planting Moving Right Along

Spring planting is moving right along so far.  Most of my lettuce seedlings were transplanted out into the garden on April 15th.  The peas were directly seeded out about one week ago, and a few have started to poke through the ground.  The radishes planted under the plastic covered hoop house in late March are […]

2015 Spring Planting Update

I cannot believe we are nearly halfway through April already.  Spring planting is a little behind for me this year.  The only things I have planted out in the garden are onions and radishes.  I will be directly seeding some peas today.  Lettuce seedlings will be transplanted out into the garden in another 4 or […]

Seeds Started-First Day of Spring

Welcome to the “official” first day of spring!! Lettuce seeds were started indoors on 3/14 and all of those have since germinated and were moved outside to the cold frame.  Seeds of broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, celery, and kohlrabi were started indoors yesterday, 3/19.  I am growing kohlrabi for the first time this year.  I […]

Cold Frame is Up, Starting Seeds Soon

I set-up my cold frame out in the garden yesterday, March 9th.  I think the weather has FINALLY turned more March like and the extended forecast also looks good.  Most of the snow has melted away, but now I have a backyard full of mud which my chickens love :-).  I will be starting lettuce, […]