We have had a pretty odd winter here in Utah. I know it's only my second one, so I don't have much basis for that statement, but it has basically been a crazy beautiful spring since early January. That being said, it did get bitter cold for about a week over Christmas and I am happy to report that our little covered wagon out back provided enough protection for the plants to survive!Read More
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I will be honest, a couple of weeks ago I was pretty discouraged. Back in early March, when trees were still without leaves, the backyard was getting practically full-sun for most of the day. The owner warned me before I put in the raised bed that the backyard doesn't get a ton of sun in the summer. While I believed him, and noted the large trees in our neighboring yards, I thought surely it must get 'enough' to grow at least greens or some other less sun-needy vegetables. Plus, for me, it was worth a shot at trying the full spectrum of plants and, if it didn't go well, I could stick to more shade-friendly vegetables next summer.Read More
We are about 3 weeks post putting the tomato, pepper, and eggplant starts in the ground.
I call this the 'wait' component of the 'hurry up and wait' process after the more intensive part of getting summer transplants ready and in the ground after the 'threat of frost' has passed.
Here is a peak at the 'mini-beds' as I may refer to them going forward.Read More
As mentioned in my previous post, I attempted starting tomato, pepper, eggplant, and basil plants from seed. Also, as predicted, I ended up going to a plant sale to buy tomato, pepper, eggplant, and basil plants...Read More