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411, 2019

Build a Keyhole Garden

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Garden|Tags: , , , |

Keyhole Gardens are water efficient, easy to maintain and super productive in a small space. Here's how I built one without breaking the piggy bank. So I was sitting around late last winter reading the week’s Costco circular when I ran across an article about the success of something called a “keyhole garden” in  [keep reading...]

111, 2019

Video: “Happy Red” Japanese Tomato

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Garden|Tags: , , , |

Bought a Japanese tomato with no idea what it would be. I wasn't disappointed.Last spring I picked up a variety of odd-ball tomatoes from a local nursery. One was a complete mystery because the tag was printed in Japanese. An attempt to use Google Translate revealed only that it was "happy red" and "not much  [keep reading...]

2910, 2019

My Keyhole Garden Through the Year

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Garden|Tags: , , , |

Last winter I decided to build a keyhole garden. Every few weeks I'd go out and take a photo of it so I could remember how it progressed through the growing season. I'll write in detail about how I came to build a keyhole garden and what I learned soon. In the meantime, here's a  [keep reading...]

2710, 2019

Hot Sauce Batch 19 – entry 3

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: Projects|Tags: , , |

Forgot to take photos of last week's addition. 6 ounces plus 1 cup water, 1/2tsp salt. Woops. Also, too much water let the peppers float on top and get a white mold. Woops again. Pay attention. Scraped off the fuzzy white mold and added 6 more ounces of fresh peppers. The peppers from week 1  [keep reading...]

1810, 2019

Plain Old Burlap: The Most Versatile Plant Protection

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Garden, Tools|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to protecting your plants from the elements, consider this humble, all organic fabric If you live in one of the warmer climate zones here in the south and western United States, fall presents a different set of garden challenges than it does for our neighbors in cooler places. While they’re taking precautions  [keep reading...]

210, 2019

Fall Finally! Let’s Get to Work!

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Garden|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve been reading “what to plant for fall” stories since August. In some ways I’m jealous of people who can start their fall garden in late summer, but it’s not an option here in the San Diego county foothills. By August the sun is directly overhead and it hasn’t rained in four months or more.  [keep reading...]

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