October 2009 Garden Update

Earlier this year I learned how to extend the life of my seeds.  Here is my gallon jar of seeds that I keep in the bottom shelf of my refrigerator.  If you look closely, you can see the rubber bands around some packets. I have bundled the seed packets together by season. The ones [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

September 2009 Gardening

My garden is still producing.  The watermelon plants have done wonderfully, and I was able to harvest a watermelon a couple of days ago. It is a Malali watermelon. So far this is the largest one, although I believe this variety is supposed to be 10-15 pounds. It came in just under 5 pounds, [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

Garden Gleanings in August

Amazingly I managed to harvest some eggplant from the garden yesterday morning. I was surprised to see how many eggplant had grown over the last week or so. I guess since the temperatures are not so horribly high, although we were scheduled for a heatwave high of 114°F yesterday.  In the photo you’ll see [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

August 2009 Garden Update

Most of my garden is dead due to the heat this month. The average for August was 94°F. The highest temperature was 115.6°F and the low was 65.3°F. This desolate barren bed used to be the squash bed.

I couldn’t use this bed throughout the summer.  I had a brainstorm last spring [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

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