Thursday, October 1, 2009

It Feels Like Spring!

While most of the country is winding down from summer, putting their gardens to rest and settling into a long winter's nap, here in the desert we are just emerging from our heat induced hibernation. Flowers are blooming, veggies have gone back into production and it's possible to spend more than 5 minutes in the garden without bursting into flames.

First off, we've added a new member to our family. Well actually, I guess she chose us, as I found her in our yard and she hasn't left yet. Ladies and gentlemen I'd like to introduce you to Harold (we thought she was a boy when we named her).

The jungle lives! A mash up of Marigolds, tomatoes and peppers.

I think I'll be making some jalapeno poppers.

Just waitin' for those Gypsy peppers.

Fingers crossed, I lost my spring tomato crop to white
flies and aphids. I'm armed with Neem oil now though.

Sweetspot peppers - never had them before - can't wait to try them.

Glorious morning blooms!

Sweet peppers and a new planting of snow peas for fall. Once the peppers are done I will extend the added box height. The original frame was six inches. This was indeed workable but this location gets so much afternoon sun that I think more soil would mean cooler roots and more vigorous growth.

My new square foot box already planted for fall with various greens, carrots, beets, kohlrabi and what not.