Jan 1, 2011 This afternoon when it warmed up to a brisk 40F degrees, I tapped little soil ice cubes out of a planting tray, getting ready for my first attempt at wintersowing. I have a lot of seeds saved, and after counting how many grape boxes I had, selected a number of varieties...Read more →
Is there a gardener who doesn’t know about wintersowing? Well, now the first day of the year is a great time to start! Here is the general idea of how and why, and then tomorrow, I’ll tell about how I did with my first try. You can start seeds in January, using recyclable table grape or...Read more →
1st Week I’m ready to move some plants around and plant more in a new area of the garden. It’s a sloping hill, about 30×30 on the south side of the house going down to one Sycamore tree planted about four years ago. You know how you think and think about a part of...Read more →
We have lived here for 8 months and five of those in the new house. As far as the garden goes, the first big priority was to dispose of the huge piles of construction debris...our responsibility according to our contract with Western Homes.Read more →
Our first spring here has been rainy for the last ten weekends, then we left for a trip to Moab. When we returned it was spring finally, sunny and warm and everyone in town is planting in front of their homes and businesses , I notice as I drive past.
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There are a certain number of plants that I brought from our previous garden in Southern California. The zone is 10 or 11 there, or Sunset’s zone 24. Most anything can be grown that doesn’t need a cold winter. The list is in my Dave’sGarden journal under ‘Plants Brought from SoCal’ I brought many...Read more →
May 23-28, 2002 Memorial Day! Madeline had her prom (Derek’s senior prom) so we went up alone. Jolie was working at Claimjumper so she stayed home. It was to be a laying out weekend, 4 days of riding for Larry, so no big projects. Just relaxing for me. Friday, Larry and Russ went out...Read more →