Cyclovia Tucson used to be one of those annual events. And then it became popular. Very popular. The spring 2014 edition attracted 20,000 people to Tucson's South Side. The first-ever fall Cyclovia Tucson featured the central part of the city. I have a confession to make: I didn't ride. Not one single pedal stroke. The [...]
Before this summer's monsoon season, I lost an entire barrel of spaghetti squash plants. Borers got to them. So, I re-planted the barrel with O'odham Vayo beans. I watered them. And watered. And watered. It was getting to the point of being ridiculous. Was this impressive growth of Vayo bean vines ever going to produce [...]
The remnants of Tropical Storm Simon love Southern Arizona. To the tune of 1.40" in my rain gauge since yesterday afternoon. And it's starting to rain again. Simon, how can we miss you if you won't go away? Here's my front yard, shortly after Simon said, "Rain on Tucson!"
Tucson's long, hot summer of 2014 almost made me give up on container gardening. Take, for example, my hot pepper pots. I watered and watered and watered them. (Why am I doing this?) The pepper flowers kept drying up and falling off. Result: No summertime peppers for my omelettes. Then came fall. And guess what's [...]