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17 03, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – March 17, 2020

By |2020-03-17T08:15:30-07:00March 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Warm weather followed by a week of rain has really kicked the leafy greens into high gear. On the front left you can see the remainder of the romaine heads giving one last push. Meanwhile on the right, it's a motley assortment of loose leaf greens, spinach and cilantro. One head of broccoli remains as does the red cabbage (back and center right). The dill I have planted around the perimeter of the compost bin (center) is thick, leafy and  [keep reading...]

5 03, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – March 4, 2020

By |2020-03-05T08:12:14-08:00March 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

The winter crops continue their rotation out of the bed. Broccoli is all done (save 1 plant), and the Romaine lettuce and peas are calling it quits as well. We cut the cilantro down to an inch high to keep it leafy and stop it from bolting. I replaced the broccoli with cucumbers (National Pickling) over this past weekend and infilled some of the empty spot in the lettuces with spinach (Space) I'd been holding in the greenhouse. Just a  [keep reading...]

24 01, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – January 23, 2020

By |2020-01-28T08:48:03-08:00January 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

A bit of rain followed by warmer weather from what I call our "fake spring" (it always gets really warm here at the end of January, then snaps back to cold) has the vegetables in the keyhole garden growing like crazy. All the garlic is now well along and the romaine lettuce, cilantro and dill are getting close to harvest. Maybe another week or so.

4 11, 2019

Build a Keyhole Garden

By |2019-11-04T11:36:28-08:00November 4th, 2019|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 remote villages of Africa. (What Costco had to do with this, I don’t know.) Anyhow, intrigued, I dropped the brochure and hopped over to the  [keep reading...]