Already I miss my plums. The weather has turned to summer, pretty much on schedule. I’m picking tomatoes, peppers, basil, chard, kale, eggplant, and a few blue berries. We have had some rain so the garden is a bit wet. I haven’t done much for a few days. Back to work soon.
Experiments are just that; sometimes the results are excellent and other times maybe not so much. The “growing green beans in the hydroponic towers” fell into the second category. I planted Blue Lake Bush beans on … now I can’t remember the date, this is my primary reason for writing this blog, so I can … Continue reading
After the few days of good rain the garden was a bit wet. I picked the last of the plums. I removed the netting from the plum trees.
The best performing vegetable in my side yard garden has to be Swiss chard, Beta vulgaris. Right up front I want to be clear, I raise my chard in a hydroponic tower system, not in the soil. Chard raised in soil has always been a total failure in my side yard garden, so about five … Continue reading
The excessively long dry season in north central Florida finally came to an end with two days of welcomed rain. The weather only permitted a short window of opportunity during the past two days to visit my side yard garden, fortunately there wasn’t too much to do. A quick run-through each morning yielded a nice … Continue reading
This morning in my side yard garden it was a celebration of peppers. Peppers are one of my favorite vegetables, and I’m usually quite successful at growing them. Unlike some, I prefer my peppers sweet, with maybe a bit of heat. My favorites are the ones that will turn to red with time. This year … Continue reading
The rain did arrive this morning in my side yard garden, and it was welcomed, indeed! Although the weather has been hotter, earlier, most of the spring, summer vegetables have been doing their best, given the circumstances. Earlier this spring, in the first week of March, I gave most of my growing boxes got a … Continue reading
There’s been many a mention of rain, but as of yet it hasn’t materialized here in north central Florida. I’ve been watering regularly since early January, no significant rain has fallen here since then. When I removed the enormous pine trees and subsequently redesigned my side yard garden layout, I had to remove the existing … Continue reading
This morning I picked my first full sized zucchini of the season. After years of blight and failures I think I’ve found the solution to an easy and abundant supply, two plants in a 30 gallon container, the type I use for fruit trees. The plants are off the ground, easy to water, and readily … Continue reading