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
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 finally got the tomatoes planted! It’s been high on my to-do list for the last month so I’m thrilled that the task is finally done. I planted my first two tomatoes during the third week of February which was a tad later than I had hoped. You need to use some type of season… Continue reading It’s Tomato Time!
This will be our first full gardening season in our new house. So far we have two 4’x4′ raised beds. A third one will be built in the next week or two. One is for our girls. It’s my goal to have them do as much of the work as possible and so far it’s… Continue reading My Version of Square Foot Gardening
One thing I learned from our brief time living in southern California is to push the limits of what’s supposed to work particularly stretching the warm and cool season planting dates. Much of gardening successes and failures depend on the weather which is really not that predictable. Sure we should look at forecasts and historical… Continue reading Garden Planting Calendars