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Last Update: February 7, 2015
September 7, 2013: Finally back to getting the site updated. I had a few adventures with computer crashes and the like. I'm happy to say I have re-learned an important lesson about keeping backups. And that's all I'm going to say about that!
Summer here in the high desert has been fairly mild, all in all. We had a blistering hot couple weeks early on which did not do my tomatoes any good at all, but the last couple months haven't been so bad. Of course it always stays in the high 90s during the day but that's just the price of living here.
I sowed a row of zinnia seed into my herb bed this year and wow did they take off! Very pretty and I'm going to do that again next year, although I think I'll try staking them as they are falling over the basil. I also planted a long row of parsley just for fun, started looking up recipes, and I have discovered chimichurri which is a blend of finely chopped parsley, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. I think it's my new favorite condiment.
It's time for looking at bulb catalogs, so check out the Bulbs page. I'm fond of Old House Gardens but there are many quality companies to choose from.
January 5, 2014: Happy New Year! I'm looking at the news today and it seems most of the eastern US is under a brutally cold spell. I hope your plants are safely buried under the snow and you are warm & dry, checking out seed catalogs.
Here in my bit of California we still have not had much rain. I hope the coming months will send some storms our way but it's not looking good. Thanks to irrigation I will still have my gardens but for how much longer I don't know.
This year I'm thinking I'd like to try potatoes again, I'll be looking at Ronniger's to see what they have to offer. I was happy with them in the past, but Ronniger's has been sold, reacquired, and merged all within the past few years so this may be a gamble. Or it may be even better, I'll find out.
Other items in the veggie garden will be tomatoes and peppers (of course), cucumbers, zucchini, corn, melons, onions, lettuce and spinach, peas, green beans, lots of herbs. I'm going to make a raised bed for my greens so the rabbits can't wipe me out again. At least, that's the plan...
February 7, 2015: It's been quite a long time since I've updated here. Nothing bad prevented me, just had some other interests. After a bit I decided I wasn't quite ready to quit, so I'll be back now and again.