I know it seems kind of early to start thinking of summer, especially with this cold snap. But summer is right around the corner and our beautiful supply of fresh lettuces, spinach and other tasty winter greens will soon be replaced by squash, corn, okra and the other summer gardening favorites. But does that mean we have to give up on the idea of salads and other cooked greens from the garden? NO!! Well, at least not entirely... we can't grow lettuce during the summer…Continue
Wicking Bed 2.0 May 2017
Some of you may remember when I first posted about my experiments with a kiddie pool wicking bed way back when. Well, I wanted to take some time to update what I learned about using that bed and how I designed a new bed at our new house. That original wicking bed experiment can be found here:…Continue
I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like. Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area. Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants. Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you could want…Continue
Ollas are unglazed earthenware pots that provide slow deep water released directly to plant roots.
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As the weather heats up, I’ve been thinking about how to stretch the growing season for my greens and am turning to container…