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Diane's Blog (3)

Gardening Adventures - whats happening in my garden Sept 08

I absolutely love walking out in the mornings and feeling a bit of coolness to the air. It means to me that soon I will be planting my fall garden! Does it seem warmer this year? I've been putting off what I usually would have planted mid-september.

What is growing

I have a few different things doing pretty well but waiting for a drop in temp to start producing. I have corn coming along quite well. I planted the 'baby corn' this time so I am not sure what they will taste… Continue

Added by diane on September 28, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Gardening Adventures - whats happening in my garden Aug 08

August is an exciting month in the garden for me. I am able to plant a few things now and I know that september is just around the corner and the exciting fall season of gardening is here.

What is growing:

I have just picked my last cantelope. That is the end of my summer harvest. Most my plants are just hanging out waiting for it to cool off... I have my 5 year old green pepper that is looking good and starting to get blooms and I have seen a few baby peppers. My new red… Continue

Added by diane on August 13, 2008 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

Adventures with composting - with a new chipper/shredder

Finally I now have a chipper/shredder to hopefully help me with the enormous pile of compost that has been on the side of my house for years.... with little to zero resulting in black gold compost.

What I bought: a 2.5HP chipper/shredder from Harbor Frieght Tools here in Phoenix. The website had it listed for $159, but it was on sale at the store for $119. I figured that was a decent price to give it a try. I looked for the red 'german engineered' one that was mentioned in the… Continue

Added by diane on August 5, 2008 at 12:40pm — 3 Comments

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