Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?

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?

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PW Update: Tomatoes, Radishes, Pickled Zucchini. And A Honey Thief

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

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How To Fight Off A Squirrel For A Zucchini

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

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What’s the Plan? V.2016

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

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