Here is a video update summary of my aphid problem. It’s something I’d like to figure out before next growing season. Continue reading Nasturtiums aren’t helping with aphid control
On this, the National Day of Pickles here in the U.S.A, I’m celebrating by compiling a list of my favorite recipes! A few are even videos! My current favorite food blog is TheKitchn, and the recipe is fantastic. They LOOK delicious (at right) when they are done, and they are spicy from the red pepper flakes, but oh, with a sandwich.. heaven in a jar. … Continue reading 4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos
We’re getting the first frost of the season tonight. I don’t want it! First, I saved our desert tortoise from it, by upgrading his sleeping quarters. Second, I harvested a MONSTER cucumber, the biggest one I’ve ever grown. Check this out: To protect the cucumbers, I said I would cover them with a sheet, but I decided to just pull them under the protection of … Continue reading Video update: Saving cucumbers from frost
I was so wrapped up in the snow I could be starbucks-red-cup-600x800getting for Christmas, that I forgot about Thanksgiving. Starbucks customers are doing the same thing over this red cup. After using one recently, and feeling festive for it, there will be no sympathy coming from me. Continue reading Woops, I missed a holiday. Starbucks Pre-Christmas?
Or at least that is what is being said of this El Niño season. We will get more winter storms dumping rain in late winter, January and February (maybe California snowpack will bounce back!). Continue reading I’m getting snow for Christmas*