June Comparisons

Well, as you heard in the May comparisons post, we are having a bit of a different year this year. May was a bit cooler than last year, delaying the start of the growing season. June feels like a different month completely. This time last year we were under the insufferable heat of the heat-dome,…

Feed Me Seymour!

They are out of control! Voracious, sprouting, insatiable…weeds! I wished and wished for a mild summer, and I have gotten what I asked for. Though, I didn’t expect it to be so wet, but I guess a mild summer in a semi-arid desert is generally that way because of a wetter season. Along with a…

Pre-Garden Gardening

Well, the time is almost here for our plants to go to their new homes out in the garden beds. Our living room truly is beginning to look like a jungle, with most of the window space being monopolized by our beautiful vegetable plants. Last year, the first things to go into the garden were…

Phase 2 Activated

HOPPY EASTER! The indoor plants have moved to phase 2 of the growing process. Where we had 3 greenhouses previously, we have now reduced to 2 and added a table. Some of the plants have outgrown the warm little houses and needed to be moved to a sunny spot where they could continue moving up….

Indoor Seed Updates

Here are some nice visuals of how our indoor seed starting has been progressing since we planted 4 weeks ago. The greenhouses are becoming greener every day with the plants getting bigger and bigger. A lot of our seeds came up earlier than expected, or at the very start of the expected days to germination….

September Comparisons

We seem to have returned to our normally programmed schedule for September weather. It has started getting cooler and the garden is showing it. Some of our plants have wound down in production while others are still pumping out delicious fruits and vegetables. We have been removing some of the sections as they finish, while…

August Comparisons

August was an interesting month for the garden. The temperatures seemed to even out to regular temperatures rather than the unprecedented weather we had been seeing in June & July. But due to all the fires blazing around our city, we had dark skies, little sunlight and falling ash. It is something of note as…

July Comparisons

Well, it is comparison time! It has been an interesting month of July where we live with a heat dome bringing in record heats at the beginning of the month, quickly followed by severely smokey skies that are making it possible to look directly at the red ball sun in the sky. The fact that…

Summer Garden Toast

This is one of our go-to breakfast or dinner summer recipes. It is super simple and delicious! INGREDIENTS Bread – your choice Tomatoes Onions or shallots cucumber Hummus or goat cheese Salt & pepper Eggs Bacon DIRECTIONS Make your toast. I recommend a little darker toast because you are going to load it up with…

Spring Growth

It has been almost a month now since we started a few plants inside the house. They are happily growing big and tall and are on-track with being ready to go into the garden beds in mid-May. Over the next week or so, I will begin to put them outside on the deck for the…