Archived Monthly Posts

Challenging 2016 Growing Season, Fall Garden Planted

It has been a very challenging growing season so far. Many issues have plague my garden this year, from too much rain in the early spring, to too little rain in the middle part of the summer, to flooding rains in August. Also, garden pest and diseases have also been an issue, from cabbage worms […]

Early Summer Garden Growing Well

Wow, I can’t believe we are almost halfway through June already.  My garden is now fully planted and growing pretty good.  Just as I thought, we went from having too much rain to not enough.  The temperatures have finally become more summer like and the warm season crops are really liking the heat.  Harvest continues […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]