WHY YOUR SPRING GREENS BOLT AND HOW TO STOP IT

WHY YOUR SPRING GREENS BOLT AND HOW TO STOP IT

When it comes to early spring plantings, most of us turn to hardy greens – those plants that will germinate in cooler soils, grow happily in partial sun, and reward us with a big handful of leaves to saute or pop in a salad.

But wait! If you don’t want your early crop of greens to bolt before you get a chance to harvest, you need to know how to avoid a very common spring gardening mistake. [Read more…]

Desert Garden Calendar and To-Do List for April

Desert Garden Calendar and To-Do List for April

If you have a lawn or a garden in our Arizona desert, you might need a little assistance with what to expect in your garden, and what to do in your garden at certain times of the year. Here are some basic tips for caring for your desert plants, flowers, vegetables, and trees.

Printable At-A-Glance Grow-Guide for Vegetables!

We’re all flipping busy, right? Wouldn’t you love a quick at-a-glance, printable guide to what you should be doing in your garden this month? Yup, I thought so.

So, here you go – your April garden chores, in a form you can take into the garden and get all dirty. Click to download the PDF. [Read more…]

Carne de Res Guisada con Chile Verde

Carne de Res Guisada con Chile Verde

It’s been a while since I have added recipes to the website.  I’m still grilling 5 to 6 nights a week, but thought I’d share this Carne Guisada Taco recipe for your testing.  Enjoy!

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How to Plan Your Garden

How to Plan Your Garden

I am a planner-person. I am most happy when I can plan out my day/week/month/year and then follow through with those plans/goals. I am pretty sure that’s one of the reasons why I love gardening.

I am also a bit old-fashioned about how I plan out my garden because I like to write it all out on paper. Yes, I could use a cool computer program, like GrowVeg.com. Honestly, if I ever decide to join the ‘computers for everything’ bandwagon, I would/will probably use GrowVeg.com. It’s a super awesome gardening scheduling program that makes garden planning super easy. So if you want to make garden planning a breeze, check it out! [Read more…]

Desert Garden Calendar and To-Do List for October

Desert Garden Calendar and To-Do List for October

Desert Checklist For October

If you have a lawn or a garden in our Arizona desert, you might need a little assistance with what to expect in your garden, and what to do in your garden at certain times of the year. Here are some basic tips for caring for your desert plants, flowers, vegetables, and trees.

Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for October [Read more…]