13 01, 2021

Warm is a Relative Term

By |2021-01-13T13:35:56-08:00January 13th, 2021|Photos|

Southeast Idaho at 6,500ft in elevation about 70 miles west of Jackson, Wyoming. It's 10am and it's 15° F. I was told by a local resident that they were having an "unusually warm" winter just like we are down in San Diego wheres it's 77° F. "Warm" is obviously a relative term.

30 11, 2020

Peppers are Pooped Out

By |2020-11-30T13:45:36-08:00November 30th, 2020|Photos|

It has come to my attention that my Central American "Culebra Negra" peppers are not at all happy about the cold weather. It's the end of November so we've had a couple of near-freezing nights with 34° to 37°F lows right before dawn, but nothing that I would consider a hard frost. The Hidden Lake Hot Cayenne/Thai hybrids are still flowering and fruiting quite a bit, but the Culebra Negras are a different story. Seems these poor plants, with their  [keep reading...]

31 03, 2020

Red Ripe Ruby Perfection Cabbage

By |2020-04-30T08:42:28-07:00March 31st, 2020|Photos|

Coming to the last of the winter veggies in the keyhole garden. This sexy beast is a ruby perfection red cabbage. Absolutely gorgeous, full-sized plant with a nice tight purple ball in the center. Ruby Perfection red ball cabbage - a full-sized red cabbage It's supposed to be sunny and warm all week, so this is going to make some great coleslaw this weekend.

17 03, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – March 17, 2020

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

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|Projects|

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...]

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