Pigs In A Blanket And Drying The Bean Harvest

-A.J.

A week-night game night with hot dogs in the refrigerator. That meant it was time for Pigs In A Blanket!

(Clockwise from top left:  Gloomhaven top left, Beverages top right, Arty Mustard bottom right, Napkins bottom left.)

The dough was just a quick pizza dough with a little extra oil — around 6%. I rolled the dough […]

Container Garden Update — September 9, 2018

-A.J.

The 2018 growing season has been highlighted by sudden and dramatic changes in the weather. The most recent change has been from sunny and hot to cloudy and rainy.

The oak tree thinks Fall Is Coming:

The garden agrees that Fall Is Near. Most everything is getting scraggly. Compare the picture below to the […]

Container Garden Update — August 26, 2018

-A.J.

The odd summer weather has continued. The air has been extremely smoky since the last post up until a few days ago. Now it’s overcast and cool.

We harvested the last of the tomatillos. It came to about 15 pounds:

We harvested the tomatillos at least in part because the beans were taking […]

Container Garden Update — August 12, 2018

-A.J.

The warm, sunny, 80ish degree weather is continuing. Fall is just around the corner and the garden is showing signs of wrapping it up. The tomatillos in particular need to be harvested since the plants are going downhill fast. We also found one “bad” leaf on the basil plant. By now we’ve come to […]

Container Garden Update — July 29, 2018

-A.J.

The last week has all been days over 80 – sometimes well over 80. This is one of those nights. If you squint you can actually see the heat hanging in the air. In some respects it’s gone from too cool to too hot without any “nice” weather in between.

This week’s lesson:  Next […]

Container Garden Update — July 14, 2018

-A.J.

The highs have been near 80 for the past few days. I did a little bit of pruning just so that we could move around in the garden. That, and I pruned a fair amount of dead and yellow stuff out of the Violet Jasper tomato plant. The Violet Jasper is going to need to turn […]

Container Garden Update — July 1, 2018

-A.J.

The weather continues to sort-of-but-not-exactly cooperate. The forecast has called for a little rain the last few days, and it’s misting at the moment.

The raspberries haven’t gotten very tall, but there’s still a good amount of fruit:

There are two boxes (4 plants) of tomatillos. All of the plants started leaning strongly to the […]

Container Garden Update — June 17, 2018

-A.J.

Nights continue to be cool and the basil is hating it. It’s supposed to be warming into the 70’s and 80’s this week, and the lows should be in the mid-50’s. Hopefully it’s full speed ahead the rest of the summer.

The transplanted strawberries are looking happier. The damaged leaf on the left is old. […]

Container Garden Update — June 10, 2018

-A.J.

The weather continues to be cool, cloudy, and wet. Everything is growing slowly. Today it’s partly cloudy/partly sunny and fairly windy, which makes the photography a little hit and miss.

The raspberries between gusts:

This whiskey barrel hosts bush-filet-type Maxibel beans, some Marigolds, and other flowers. Interestingly, the bugs have mostly left the beans […]

Container Garden Update — May 27, 2018

-A.J.

It was cloudy and cool for much of this week, and it got down into the high 40’s at night. The weather slowed growth for sure.

Before a couple of the cold nights we attached a plastic hoop house over the basil to be on the safe side:

There are supposed to be […]