Summary: Sow: Just before last frost, or in mid-October in zone 9A. Soil: 1/2 sand & 1/2 potting mix or compost Bury seeds 1/4-1/2 inch deep (1/2 cm) Water every 3-4 days Harvest and make pickles or freeze for use over winter. Warning: If soil is more than 1/2 potting mix, or if you bury them too deep, seeds may not sprout. Dill is a … Continue reading How To Grow Dill
Everybody loves a delicious cucumber on salads or pickled. Well, now is the best time to plant. Imagine standing there over your salad, trying to decide what it’s lacking, and realizing you can just go outside and pick a cucumber for it (for the cost of water, seeds, and possibly soil)! STRAP IN FOLKS, this is a long post. Continue reading It’s Monday, So Go Plant Cucumbers
Compost can take less than a year to finish, and you’ll be able to tailor it to the specific needs of your plants. It’s easier than you’d expect. I love composting! Continue reading How To Get Started Composting In The Desert
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
I got lucky with the picture at right, these flies are fast and don’t spend much time in one place. This picture should help me identify them. Now you know what I’ll be posting about next time, unless someone beats me to it in the comments (hint, hint)! Continue reading What are these teeny pollinators?
Just look at them! Continue reading Quick post: teeny mushrooms
Monsoon season is both a blessing for its rain, and a curse, for how much gets into the compost bins. It dries out if it’s turned every day. Continue reading How Many Cucumbers Do I Have?
I’m sitting with my laptop, pickles in a small cup next to me. Testing the aftertaste is something we absolutely have to tolerate in order to perfect our recipes. I’m in heaven. Actually, I’m trying to decide whether these cucumbers were past their prime or not. I think the answer is yes. My most trusted adviser, my brother, thought the same when I asked … Continue reading A review of my last batch