Tag Archives: High Desert Gardening

Volunteer Salad Garden

I have had a lot on my plate lately and it shows in my neglected garden.  With spring breaking out, I thought I would go out and start preparing for planting.  I was in for a happy surprise.  I let last … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Planting Bare Root Trees

Ok, so I have more jars of canned fruit than I can eat in a year.  Does that mean I have enough fruit trees in my yard?  Apparently not.  There I was riding my tricycle home from my plumbing repair … Continue reading

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March Planting List for Home Grown Vegetables – Town of Apple Valley, California

“What can I grow here?” is common question the circulates among gardeners new to an area.  When I first moved into my home, I started a plant list searchable by planting date in Microsoft Access.  I got my information by … Continue reading

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California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) Adds Fall Color to High Desert Gardens

I took a lot of chances on planting California native plants slightly out of their natural range.  Most of them didn’t make it. One of the successes, among my favorites, was California fuchsia (Epilobium canun). I planted mine where the … Continue reading

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In a Pot of Pure Trouble | Chicken Shamed

So who was in the vegetable garden beating me to my own harvest? That darned Leaf! Continue reading

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Free Water in the Desert

So, I’m not the only crazy person out there who sees free irrigation water in “flooding problems” I found a great series of links to videos on stormwater and rainwater harvesting. If you want to grow more than rocks in … Continue reading

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Dirt-free Potatoes – and That’s No Hay | Garden Maine

• By Faith Pineo • We like to try something new each gardening season and decided to give this a shot a few years back. But this method was only new to us, as our grandfather used to plant this … Continue reading

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