Monthly Archives: July 2015

Growing a garden for the soul, 28 July 2015

I grow much more than food in my garden. I also garden for my soul. I love to sit on our back deck in the morning with a cup of coffee (several cups in succession, actually) and watch the action … Continue reading

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Maybe we won’t starve after all–July 21, 2015

There is hope for my summer garden. I finally found the energy to plant veggie bed #3. And just in the nick of time for it to enjoy a surprise rainfall. I say surprise because coastal southern California normally gets … Continue reading

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My midsummer garden is no dream, July 15 2015

So far, my female butternut squash flowers have not been fertilized. They get a short window of time to be pollenated, and it takes an open male flower and and open female flower and a willing pollinator. So far that … Continue reading

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My woeful garden, June 2015

I just posted “Woes of an Urban Chicken Farmer” or something like that. Now it is time for “woes of a backyard gardener in a changing climate.” Earlier, I posted about the low number of winter chill hours that we … Continue reading

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Chicken woes on my urban “farmlet”

We are down one more hen on my little urban farm. Cheep, one of the two Barred Rock hens that  I raised from day-old chicks, took sick in early June. The other hens were happy, healthy, and laying eggs. Not … Continue reading

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