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28 10, 2020

Keyhole Garden – October 28, 2020

By |2020-10-28T09:46:25-07:00October 28th, 2020|Garden, Projects|

Gardener’s Log : Keyhole Garden day 585. Well, if you want to hammer a keyhole garden into submission, making it rain followed by high winds and near 80° heat, followed by overnight lows that dip into the 30s, followed by more near 80° temperatures again, is certainly one way of doing it. 40 degree plus temperature swing in 24 hours The poor pumpkin, which was thriving a couple weeks ago, is done in, as is most of the  [keep reading...]

12 10, 2020

Keyhole Garden – October 12, 2020

By |2020-10-12T15:30:05-07:00October 12th, 2020|Garden, Projects|

Gardener's Log : Keyhole Garden date 569. Now that we're several weeks into fall, the temperatures are making their annual wobble between hot and cold. The days are still in the 80's with the occasional tip into the low 90's, but the nights are now dipping into the mid-50's and flirting with the upper 40's a couple days a week. For most of the plants here, those big temperature swings and longer nights are a signal to wrap things up  [keep reading...]

24 08, 2020

Keyhole Garden Update

By |2020-08-24T10:49:16-07:00August 24th, 2020|Photos, Projects|

After 521 days of continuous production, the early summer veggies in the keyhole garden are all played out, but the mid-summer crops--beans, squash, and pumpkins--are doing just fine. The second half of summer and most of early fall is brutally hot and dry, so I'm going to give part of the bed a couple week's rest before transplanting the late summer and early fall stuff.

23 04, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – April 23, 2020

By |2020-04-29T16:52:16-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Photos|

Weather took a turn from cool and damp to hot and dry, all but putting a spike in what remains of the romaine. For the spring replacements we brought in Genovese basil (front left) and yellow pear tomatoes (mid left, can't see them yet). The cucumbers are fruiting and the frying peppers are really leafing out now that they're no longer in the shade of winter's lettuce.

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