Archived Monthly Posts

Spring Harvest Update-Time for Fall Seed Starting

Wow, a lot has happened in the garden since my last blog update of a month ago.  Broccoli harvesting started on June 9th.  The heads were a little smaller than normal, but I still had a decent harvest overall with more side shoots still coming on.  The harvest on the Mr. Big peas started on [...]

Garden 100% Planted

My Garden is now fully 100% planted.  Corn was planted on May 3, 9 celery plants on or about May 4, six Roma tomato plants were planted on May 4, peppers on May 5, and King of the Garden lima beans on May 6, 8 cucumber seedlings on or about May 10 along with bush [...]

Garden Half Planted, Spring Garden Growing Nicely

My garden is now half planted, with the only things left to plant, when the weather warms a bit more, are celery, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans, and cucumbers.  Red Norland potatoes were planted on 4/12, about half of the lettuce seedlings were transplanted out into the garden (under the hoop) on 4/13, broccoli and cabbage [...]

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 [...]