I won’t be curing olives this year.

I had high hopes earlier this year when my young olive tree had generated several small olives, roughly the size of the head of a pin.  Then when the weather heated up and stayed hot,…

I grew some fancy pumpkins this year

A couple years ago, my friend Ivana got a fancy pumpkin at Trader Joes.  We called it the “Lumpy Pumpkin,” and I convinced her to save me some seeds. After doing some research, that is what…

I made a compost bin, and it cost me nothing!

I will be the first to say that there are many things that I hate, but one of the top contenders is people billing things as stuff they’re totally not. “Totally FREE DIY Compost Bin!!!…

Good News! I figured out a way to jam more tomatoes into my garden without giving up space to anything else!

Aren’t you relieved?  I thought you might be.  You see, our back yard is in a state of total disrepair.  We have focused so much of our gardening energy into relandscaping our front yard that…

2013 year in review

It’s kind of nice to occasionally go through what we’ve been up to for the last year.  It helps give perspective. Home: The beginning of last year, we had the main living space in our…

Post-a-Day for October? Here are some tomatoes

Lol, I have no clue if I’ll actually follow through with this, but I figure I might as well try, even if I’m just sharing photos.  Here’s my photo for today… Even though I took…

An end-of-summer recap on the tomato varieties that I tried this year

I grew a lot of new tomato varieties this year.  I have to be honest, I haven’t been particularly impressed with many of them.   This year I have kept all but 2 varieties in…