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 [...]
It's official: Tropical Depression Odile was a No-Deal. After spending several hours weeping over Tucson, she decided that we weren't supportive enough. So, Odile headed east and dumped her sorrows all over New Mexico and West Texas. While Odile was still trying to gain our sympathies, she left scenes like this. Baja Fairy Duster in [...]
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