A four-part series covering the pros and cons of container materials and how they match up against the hot and dry deserts of the southwest USA. Continue reading Choosing A Planting Container In Hot Climates, Part 1: Plastic
After the 26th I’ll be back with Pickled Radish and Carrots, then a little article about Winter Soil Temperatures In Containers. After that I’ll feature my bi-annual What’s The Plan 2017. Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Happy Bumper-To-Bumber Traffic Season! Take a hot mocha in a travel mug, because it’s gonna get hectic (I’m not usually an enabler, but go ahead, make it 4 shots). Now that you’re awake let’s see if we can’t make this easier on you. Continue reading Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers
So you have one or two zucchini vines. How many zukes can you cook into pasta and bread before your interest starts to fade? Continue reading Quick Pickled Zucchini
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
Experimenting with pickling lots of other veggies besides cucumbers is a great way to take advantage of the cooler weather. Peas, radishes, carrots, hopefully some zucchinis, should they last until December. And more zucchini. Have I told any of you that I can’t get enough zucchini? Here are four recipes I’ll be making this fall and winter. Join me! Continue reading 4 Quick Pickle Recipes I’m trying this Fall and Winter: Join me!
Keeping that tart garlic-dill style taste is tough when your vinegar is loitering. (Shouldn’t you be in school..?) Cut it out with a bit of sugar using these methods. Continue reading Two Methods For Eliminating Vinegar Flavor In Homemade Pickles
If you want to get started with pickling, this recipe is the best jumping off point. It will be almost as easy as making iced tea. Continue reading The Beginner’s Basic Overnight Pickle Recipe
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