Archived Monthly Posts

The 2017 Garden Season is Off and Running

The 2017 gardening season has officially started in my garden.  The weather so far this spring has been pretty good, with the exception of a very cold spell in early and mid March.

About 100 Onion transplants from Dixondale Farms were  planted out into the garden around the last week of March.  Lettuce seedlings were transplanted […]

Wow, What a Great Fall Garden!

My 2016 Fall Garden has turned out really well!! I started harvesting broccoli about the 3rd week in September, but harvest has ended after the hard freeze of last week. I covered the cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi with row covers and they came through the cold just fine and I am still harvesting them (see […]

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 […]

Garden More than Half Planted, Too Much Friggin Rain

Lettuce and potatoes were planted about 3 weeks ago, the broccoli, kohlrabi, and peas about 2 weeks ago.  I decided not to plant cabbage in the spring because of all of the slugs problems I have had over the years (planting kohlrabi instead because it is my new favorite vegetable).  I will continue to plant […]

Seeds Started, Weather is Getting Warmer

All of my seeds have been started: lettuce seeds were started on March 2nd; broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and celery were started on March 14th; Peppers were started on March 20th.  All of them have germinated, except for the peppers, and have been moved to the cold frame.  The weather is starting to warm up […]

Cold Frame is Up, Starting Seeds Soon, Still Harvesting Carrots

I put up my cold frame up on February 20th, so spring is not too far away.  I do not have anything in the cold frame at this time, but I will be starting some lettuce seeds indoors in about another week, depending on the weather.  Once they germinate, I will move them out into […]

2015 Fall Garden Update - WOW

Sorry for the delay in posting updates, but better late than never.  I hope everybody had a great Christmas.  My 2015 fall garden really produced for me this year. This might have been my best fall garden ever!!  The weather was great, although maybe a little drier than I would have liked it, and the […]

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 […]