Category Archives: gardening

Simple and cheap raised garden bed

I somehow wound up with two extra tomato plants and nowhere to plant them.  Tomato plants take up a lot of space when they get mature, so my preference is to plant them away from the rest of the vegetables. … Continue reading

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April showers bring May…

Actually, that title is a double lie right now.  It’s not April, nor have there been any showers.  In fact, this week was the first rain I’ve seen at my house all winter, and it was less than half an … Continue reading

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Garden update 3/13/2012

Wow.  It’s been awhile since I posted photos of my garden.  I’ve been busy with so many projects, and I simply got a little lax on posting weekly photos of plants growing. The good thing is, one project that has … Continue reading

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Garden update 11/20

Good news – I ate some of my greens last night in a salad!  The lettuce was tender and flavorful, and the endive provided texture and crunch.  By next weekend, I should be eating radishes.  I’m a little disappointed in … Continue reading

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Garden update 11-13-11

The veggies are getting bigger!  We had a little bit more rain over the weekend.  I am disappointed in the slow growth of my peas and cucumbers.  Perhaps it is the root knot parasites messing things up again.  I will … Continue reading

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Weekly garden update

Just a quick photo update.  We finally got a rain last friday night (about 1/2″), and things are growing well!

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Five reasons to have a vegetable garden

Rather than simply post a weekly update photo of my garden, I thought it would be useful to persuade others why growing your own vegetables is the way to go.  Here is why I garden: 1)  Almost everything tastes better … Continue reading

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Winter garden

Two-season gardening is one of the unique aspects of Phoenix living that makes the sprawling city enjoyable.  We can plant vegetables in October, and again in February.  I’ve already posted extensively about my vegetable garden, such as HERE. I’ve also … Continue reading

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three-headed cabbage

The cabbage worms set this in motion three months ago by attacking this plant as soon as roots entered in the ground. Then I saved it from aphids with round after round of soapy water spritzes. Next came some cold … Continue reading

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Back to normal

As I had previously mentioned in January, my ash tree had finally lost most of its leaves. Yet, it had already began sprouting this year’s leaves. I’m happy to report, that after a strong windstorm a little bit of cool … Continue reading

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