Plants easily adapt to changes in their environment. Which direction do you think this plant will decide to grow once it gets larger? Continue reading Garden Thought Exercise Challenge
How many of you wash your self-grown produce thoroughly before eating it? I’ve eaten dirt knowingly. Not a lot of it, and I know it’s weird, but if you grow something organically, is it even bad for you? Answer: No, if you follow the rules. Anyway, I was asked this question so I figured I’d put something on the blog about it. Continue reading Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?
Comment at the very bottom if you have questions, but otherwise, enjoy the tour and Happy Spring! Continue reading Garden Tour (video): Tips for seed starting and ceramic olla irrigation
Come see what new things are in store for 2017 at Pickles of Wisdom, Sonoran Desert gardening! Continue reading What I have Planned For My Garden in 2017
Decided to make a really nice jar of pickled zucchini! Half of it is store bought, but the other half, I GREW! Yup, these plants are still producing. When you have rich soldier fly compost, anything is possible! Find out what else I’ve been up to (no good, I promise), Continue reading PW Update: Tomatoes, Radishes, Pickled Zucchini. And A Honey Thief
Imagine you’re me. Standing in the back room, looking out at the garden. A squirrel runs out from behind the barrel planter where the zucchini is growing. In your head, all your veggies are half eaten and all your hard work is out the window. What do you do? Well you run out and kick it in its little squirrel behind! Out! Don’t come back! … Continue reading How To Fight Off A Squirrel For A Zucchini
2016 is the year of learning! In early spring we had a crisis at work and I completely neglected planting on time, among other things. Here’s a chance for you to learn from my mistakes! Continue reading How’s It Going? V.2016
Apparently you can make tea from each of these but I’ve only tried mint. If anyone has experience with Lemon Basil or Bee Balm tea I’d love to hear about it! Continue reading Have you tried Lemon Basil or Bee Balm Tea?
There is an interesting story behind my pumpkins this year. A seed grew out of my compost last year, and two gourds grew from it. One formed almost randomly (did not produce seeds), the other was hand-pollinated by me from a carving pumpkin vine I was given from a local woman who is the admin for the largest social media gardening group in Tucson. Continue reading What’s the Plan? V.2016
Plants die back and become mulch or decompose to become good soil. There is no such thing in Arizona! Continue reading When cold doesn’t kill