Archived Monthly Posts

Early October Garden Update

The early October garden is growing really well.  The garden has received some much needed rain, HOOORAY!!! Harvest has been continuing on green beans, celery, tomatoes, and peppers.  Speaking of peppers, my pepper plants are nearly 4 feet tall.  I should be calling them pepper trees!!  Needless to say I have been picking loads of [...]

It Rained!!-Harvesting Continues

The garden finally received some decent rain 2 days ago, just over 1 inch. That is the first measurable rain in 3 weeks and the most in probably 6 to 7 weeks. The weather has been really hot and I have been watering most plants about every week. I am REALLY glad [...]

Fall Seedlings Planted, Desert Dryness Continues

All of the cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower seedlings were planted out into the garden on August 5th and the lettuce seedlings were planted out a few days later. Scarlet Nantes carrot seeds were planted around the 1st of August and have since germinated. Here is a little trick that works really well when [...]

Very Dry Garden, Onions Harvested

My garden continues to miss out on all of the rain, so the conditions remain very very dry. At least it has cooled down a bit. I continue to water about every 4 to 5 days. Lets hope for some rain soon! I pulled up my onions about 2 weeks ago [...]

Happy 4th of July, It Finally Rained, Cabbage Harvesting, Fall Seeds Started

Happy 4th of July everyone! Well, it finally rained on my garden, Yahoo!! The plants have really responded to the rain as well. Everything is growing really well right now. The bush green beans have flowered and small beans are now growing on the plants. Harvesting will probably begin on [...]

Lots of Broccoli, Hot and Dry Early Summer Weather

Welcome to summer!!! The garden has certainly taken off in growth since the last blog entry in early June. I have been harvesting broccoli like a wild man. All of the main heads have now been harvested and now side shoots are starting to grow. The garden peas have starting maturing [...]

Explosive Broccoli Growth, Rainy Weather

Wow, the garden has really taken off, especially the broccoli.  I have never had broccoli grow so fast in my 22 plus years of gardening (see side by side picture below).  I am not sure if it was all of the April rain or maybe just the organic fertilizer that caused such explosive growth.  Most [...]

Spring Garden Completely Planted – Lettuce Growing Like Crazy

The spring garden has now been completely planted with the planting of bush green beans and the pole lima beans about one week ago. The tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and celery were transplanted out into the garden on May 13th and 14th. My Juwel cold frame was taken down and stored away for another year. The [...]

Early May Garden Update, Green Onions Growing Fast

The early May garden is growing really fast now that the rainy and cold weather has moved on, for the most part. The soil is still a little cold and wet, so I will not be planting beans any time soon. The overwintered top-setting onions are growing like mad, so I have been harvesting these [...]

April Garden Growing Slowly, Too Much Rain and Cold

The April garden is growing slowly right now, probably due to all of the rain and colder than normal temperatures.  The soil is pretty much saturated right now, but the good news is the weather forecast is calling for warmer temperatures into the 70′s, with just a chance of some scattered rain (hopefully nothing too [...]