Rain! A Respite From The Searing Heat

By: Jannie Vaught For this Gardner, it is a big Thank You! The heat did cause some heat issues and with consistent and deep watering most of the garden is still in production, although slowed down or gone off the rails with ripening. I got plums galore and my later ripening peaches have slowed a…

The Heat Is On!

By: Jannie Vaught   When the temperatures soar to 101 and above the possibility of garden plant loss is high! It takes a dedicated garden nerd to be up with the sunrise and start watering and putting up shade cloth. With the intense sunshine the plants wilt in a hurry and if they what I…

The Hard Earned Gains of Three Years

By Jannie Vaught El Nino is officially here. The ocean temperatures have risen. Does that mean rain and storms? And this morning is it raining a nice soft rain, all my rain barrels are full to overflow and the garden is growing. It was time to feed the onions and check the baby spinach  to…