There was a pretty horrible storm last night, with warnings of possible hail and a tornado watch. Luckily for us (and the garden!) the warnings never came to fruition and “all” we got was some very torrential rain with high winds. It didn’t last long, and none of the veggies were any worse off after … More That’s the Way the Garden Grows
The garden has been doing beautifully, with the tomatoes again reaching 7ft. Last year they didn’t go so high because of a disagreement they were having with a little baby black walnut tree that was too close and was stunting their growth. With the tree gone and the soil fortified with egg shells, the tomatoes … More Off They Go!
This morning I picked another zucchini from the garden that was longer than my kitchen knife, and there’s another on the plant that will be there in another day or two. With more rains to come, there are soon going to be more zucchinis to pick, and that means one thing: zucchini bread! My fiancé … More Zucchini Season!
This week (the last couple, actually) have brought us some really good rain. After so long in the desert it’s hard for me to argue with any rain at all. I love it. The smell, the light shows, the way the Earth rejuvenates following the storms. It also really helps the garden to take off. … More Summer Rains
Dylan has never liked tomatoes. Ever (so far as I know). So he’s obviously less-than-enthused with my tomato plants in the garden, though he will, every once in a while, put up with me dragging him over to look at how tall they’re getting and point out all the little fruits starting to grow once … More Search Engines, Lost Friends, and Tomatoes
The official start of summer is only about a week away, but it’s already been feeling like it. One of the best tings being that the garden it really going strong. Our plants are taking off. The limas are climbing, the zucchinis have already been producing, and even the cherry tree has joined in this … More Growing Like A….Tomato?
I haven’t gardened in years—not since high school to be specific. I tried once in El Paso to grow flowers and one Christmas I got a poinsettia plant, but I couldn’t keep any of them alive past a week or two. Last summer, I learned I could keep flowers alive, so as I told you … More Garden Full of Wonder
Spring has arrived again, which means growing things and getting the garden ready. And since the threat of being sent away for three months to the academy is past, this summer I can get out and begin to work in the dirt and learn the ways of growing things. Last summer I started with a … More New Season, New Flowers