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6/23/17: In the garden this week

During the past few years of drought, I had forgotten what a gardening season with normal rainfall looks like. I had forgotten how the plants grow so exuberantly that I have to keep cutting them back along paths, in front of patio chairs, near the air conditioner, how quickly tomato plants grow (more on that below). 671 more words


Container Gardening Week-- #7

Week 7 has been a busy week- suckers to pluck off of tomato plants growing fast and the first of the potato bugs.  Even in a small garden, there is work and diligence needed. 450 more words

Whole Food Living

6/16/17: In the garden this week

We had our first bout of really hot weather this week, following a prolonged dry spell, and parts of my garden, particularly beds that have lost their shade covering due to fallen trees, needed emergency watering. 746 more words


Hardening Off Plants Before Transplanting

It’s May 19th and my tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini are still not in the ground.

Cold, windy weather kept the bees inside the hive and this gardener indoors with trays of plants crowding the top of her desk and claiming space on the floor. 195 more words

Organic Gardening

Growing Food in the Sonoran Desert

I will be successful! My sprouts are all doing very well. I have sprouted sweet basil, tomatoes, and peppers. They are doing just fine indoors. Right now they are on my window sills getting some sun and fresh air. 198 more words

April; The Cruelest Month for Gardeners

It is April, beautiful April in my backyard.

When I walk into my garden, I know that no matter what goes on in Washington, D.C., I have this patch of peace, of paradise, to turn to. 271 more words

Organic Gardening

Gardening with Melinda: Grow an abundant tomato harvest in a pot

By Melinda Myers

Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside your kitchen.  Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. 497 more words