By Jannie Vaught Our dry soil finally received some much-needed rain which did liven up the gardens, again the heat is on the way and back to the controlled watering. Something I use for dry heat times is growing in semi-shade and full shade. Here are some plants that will thrive in semi-shade. Basil, Cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, eggplant (will be smaller), and … Continue reading Our Dry Soil
By: Jannie Vaught For this Gardner, it is a big Thank You! The heat did cause some heat issues and with consistent and deep watering most of the garden is still in production, although slowed down or gone off the rails with ripening. I got plums galore and my later ripening peaches have slowed a bit. The blackberries for me are recovering from a full-on … Continue reading Rain! A Respite From The Searing Heat
By: Jannie Vaught When the temperatures soar to 101 and above the possibility of garden plant loss is high! It takes a dedicated garden nerd to be up with the sunrise and start watering and putting up shade cloth. With the intense sunshine the plants wilt in a hurry and if they what I call “wilt down hard”, which is the outer tips of … Continue reading The Heat Is On!
By Jannie Vaught El Nino is officially here. The ocean temperatures have risen. Does that mean rain and storms? And this morning is it raining a nice soft rain, all my rain barrels are full to overflow and the garden is growing. It was time to feed the onions and check the baby spinach to make sure it is growing as it should. The new … Continue reading The Hard Earned Gains of Three Years