A few months ago I was itching to get a head start on some warm season goodies so I started some seeds indoors really early. I had the space so I figured I’d give it a try and see if I could get some cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe earlier than usual. It’s time to take… Continue reading Seedling Experiment Results
Several years ago, I volunteered at a community garden in California. They have several large beds set aside for the purpose of donating the produce to local food pantries. The whole garden participated by donating a bit extra from their plots. It added up to hundreds of pounds of fresh garden produce every year.
I’m a rule breaker in the garden…especially when it comes to when to plant what. Usually it’s by mistake. Life gets busy and I plant something when it’s way too late. Or I jump in too early knowing that I’ll be busy when I’m supposed to plant. Sometimes I push the boundaries or even just… Continue reading Seed Starting Experiment with Vines
Tomatoes are a warm season crop for us in Las Vegas but we have a short tomato growing season because it quickly gets too hot for them. Here are some tips to help extend your tomato season.
This spring I pushed the boundaries of our usual cool season planting times. There was a lot of uncertainty along the way but it ended up working out very well. I’m still harvesting some cool season veggies as our temps hit 115 degrees!
I have finally had some success this season with growing melons. The watermelons haven’t been doing that well and I was way off on the timing of the first one we harvested. I have three more growing now so I’m hoping to have a few more chances to get it right. The cantaloupe, however, are an entirely different story. Continue reading “Melon Success”
We picked our very first watermelon last week! It was actually our first melon ever. Melons are big plants and this year I finally found the space for not only one but six plants. We planted two Hearts of Gold cantaloupes and two Sugar Baby watermelons at our house and one of each at our… Continue reading Watermelon Tears