German Hardneck Garlic

German Hardneck Garlic

Garlic cloves were planted around the middle of November last year. They were never irrigated, and mother nature took control. The plants started to sprout during the first week of March. At the end of the first week of March, some of the plants were already approximately 2 inches tall, and others scarcely sprung up. The cloves of garlic were planted under full sun, accompanied […]

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Let the Strawberries Grow

Let the Strawberries Grow

Our strawberries season began recently in the middle of May. Last year we decided to plant strawberries on the ground, and let them grow like weeds. Although they did not produce enough berries the previous year, the plants produced enough sucker shoots. This year the plants grew large and are providing a significant amount of fruit. When we bought the plants, the garden center staff […]

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Happy Cucumbers

Happy Cucumbers

The cucumber plants have been providing to us, family, neighbors, and friends for a few weeks. These fruits are gigantic. They are sweet and juicy, and they grow like crazy. Fruits increase in size very quickly, so you have to pay close attention to make sure they are harvested at the right time.

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Cherry Roma Tomatoes

Cherry Roma Tomatoes

I don’t know if these are considered “heirloom” Cherry Roma Tomatoes. They have been living in the beans bed for 2 years now. The plant dies during winter with some rotten tomatoes, and more tomato plants appear next summer. This year the tomatoes formed earlier. Hopefully, this means more tomato fruits. The plants survived the over 100-degree temperatures, the monsoon, 70-mph winds, drought, and beetle pests. […]

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Mars Seedless Grapes Update

Mars Seedless Grapes Update

It has been a crazy summer with temperatures over 100 degrees, and the grapes are ripening. Trying to hurry up before any insect or disease discovers the grapes, we began harvesting them one by one today. They are small, still delicious. The plants already had the fruits when we bought them. The theory is that the grapes did not grow bigger because of the transplant […]

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Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Our butterfly weeds were started in pots by seeding during the 2017 spring. After an unsuccessful year with no flowers and weak growth, the plants were transplanted to the ground during the fall. This year, the butterfly weeds are growing tall, they look healthy, and are producing lots of flower bulbs. Either it takes two years for a butterfly seeding to produce flowers, or our […]

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Cucumbers are Growing

Cucumbers are Growing

This is the first year that cucumbers grow in the garden. Basically, an experiment to see how cucumbers grow under the garden conditions. They were planted by seed in a 36 square feet raised-bed on May 27, 2018. High late fall temperatures made them grow very fast, and today, June 21st, they are already climbing an improvised trellis. To save on materials we built a […]

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Tiny Tim Cherry Tomato

Tiny Tim Cherry Tomato

A day after the squirrels and some birds had a party with the Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes we moved them inside of a protected area. The cherry tomatoes are doing great, possibly because of the hot summer temperatures arriving a few days ahead of the season, and after a mixture of slow fertilizers. Read more about some of the edibles that are currently growing in the […]

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Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers

Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers

The Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers are growing healthy in containers. There are two pepper plants growing in the garden’s shade area as an experiment, and other varieties grown under full sun. These are doing very good and are producing big fruits. The other varieties growing under the full sun are growing very slow and have remained as tiny plants for a very long time. One […]

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Early Red Potatoes

Early Red Potatoes

The red potato seeds were planted between late March and early April 2018. The plants began dying by mid-June before flowering, so we decided to take them out. To our surprise, there were some small to medium size potatoes. The plants did not produce many, probably because they were planted in growing bags instead of directly into the ground. After some research, it is common practice […]

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