Cucumber and Cherokee Purple Heirlooms

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While pruning, weeding, and general yard work over the weekend, I snapped a couple of pics of garden progress. The cherokee purple heirlooms from NHG are growing great. I think it’s almost time to put up some bird netting before these get “birded.” The largest tomato has a punched hole it it – presumably from …

Succulents – April 2012

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I think it was about a month ago when I picked up some new succulent plants from Northhaven Gardens (which is my favorite nursery in Dallas, btw) to fill in the gaps around the plants that lost their fight from last summer’s drought. This time around, I wanted to see what sorts of succulents would …

Hops In the Ground

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Some time during the middle of the winter, I found out about hops rhizomes available from Homebrew Headquarters. (They have the most bitchin’ web site ever.) I placed my order, gave them money, and waited. And waited. And waited. It’s not their fault though. Washington state (or wherever these babies came from) had some serious …

Garden is Good

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I didn’t plant any more things over the weekend, but I’m happy to report that I have some volunteer tomato and basil plants that have just sprouted along side this year’s new tomato crop. Compared to last year, we should have lots and lots more edibles. We still have our old rosemary plants (not pictured), …