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Garden Update, Part 4: Mild and Sweet Peppers

On to the sweets of the pepper patch! Although there are more zesty plants in the garden and pots this year, the milder variants have a good portion of the space. A couple have just the slightest tingle, while the rest have no apparent heat at all.

It’s likely that the sweet Bell pepper is the […]

Garden Update, Part 3: Lots & Lots O’ Hots, O My!

The only way the Elves here at the Underground can justify their use of the word “Chile” in their website’s name is to be sure to have plenty of peppers planted and thriving by this time of the year. Fortunately, they’re cultivating a grand spread of capsicum, hot and mild. (They grumbled quite a bit […]

Garden Update, Part 2: Determinate Tomatoes

The tomato plants are set in two areas of the garden. The main section has three rows, with a fourth row set across the patch from the rest. This is an experiment I’m running, involving root protection from heat. In any case, it means I’ve got tomatoes scattered pretty much all over the place.

Some […]

Garden Update, Part 1: Indeterminate Tomatoes

The garden’s doing famously now, with spring finally deigning to make an appearance. Most folks (including me) had to replant most or all of their gardens this season, some unlucky souls (like my brother) doing so twice. So we’ll be late with the produce, though it appears that there will still be plenty to go […]

Can You Eat Ornamental Peppers? For Sure…

In flower beds or pots, ornamental peppers add a spot of color that lasts longer than most flowers. (Pepper plants produce cute little white flowers as well.) There are several varieties, of course, but the common qualities these peppers share include ease of cultivation, small bushes, and plentiful product.

I found a couple of lonely little […]

They’re Heeeerrreeee…

Luscious, lovely orbs of spicy, crunchy goodness, of course. Radishes, fresh from the garden.

Yesterday’s 1.6 inches of rain has really helped the the crimson globes round out. It’s just over four weeks since I put the seeds in the ground, and the plants are tall (for radishes, I mean), leafy and lush. No bugs. No […]

Rain, Rain, Come & Play!

We’re getting a good rain event, yesterday afternoon and today. I’m hoping for an inch of precip, maybe more. I’m tired of watering already! I’m also hoping this is a sign that the predicted severe drought will stay away this spring. I’m not confident, mind you; simply wishing.

The lows the next two nights might be […]

Garden Recovery Plan Complete; Rebuild Under Way…

Man, I hate it when that happens. A late freeze, I mean. I’d already declared Winter dead and Spring sproinged back in mid-March when the temperatures reached about 90 hereabouts. That’s hot enough, right? Now way could it freeze again after that.

Dang Global Warming stuff.

I had 30+ tomato plants out, a large area of radishes, […]