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
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.
Two and half years ago we bought our current house. The landscaping was mostly dead but I loved that it left me with a clean slate to plant what I wanted where I wanted. One of the few plants that was still alive was an old rose bush planted in a very bad location. It… Continue reading The Rose That Won’t Die
Each summer we pick through our tomato and pepper plants looking for hornworms. This has been the best summer yet. I found the only one this year as I was ripping out all my tomatoes. The battery in my irrigation timer died when we were out of town and they took a beating in the… Continue reading Hornworm Experiment
We’re planning on starting 2nd grade this week and I’m sprinting to the finish line of organizing for the coming year. It seemed like a big jump from kinder to 1st grade in the amount of work and it feels like another big jump as we head into 2nd grade. We’re changing some things up… Continue reading 2016-2017 2nd Grade Line Up
I unloaded my first batch of compost from my compost tumbler last week. I started loading it up back in February. It took me several weeks to fill it because this thing is huge! I kept filling it as the kitchen scrapes and yard waste started decomposing. It was really hard to stop and just… Continue reading Compost Tumbler Update
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!