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Noted: Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas

I have previously written (and created videos) on my own use of ad-hoc olla (like wine bottles) in my garden. Here is a bit more information from Kitchen Plot) — Douglas Read Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas via kitchen plot An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Propagating […]

Container Garden Update 44: Opuntia, dietes and basil are growing

Container Garden Update 44: Opuntia, dietes and basil are growing   In this episode: The opuntia cuttings are beginning to show signs of life. The dietes seeds are almost ready for transplanting into the garden and the basil keeps going strong.     Learn more about Opuntia in these books from Amazon.com   * A portion […]

Prickly Pear Cuttings show new growth – Potted on May 18, 2016

These prickly pear cuttings I gathered from a neighbor are finally showing some new growth. I am guessing this means they have put down roots and are ready to start growing on in other parts of the garden. I potted these cuttings back on May 18, 2016, which you can see in this video, Container Garden […]

Container Garden Update 43: Garlic and Strawberries [Video] (3:13)

Container Garden Update 43: Garlic and Strawberries   In this episode: Time to check in our container garlic and strawberries.     Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from RedBubble     Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use our Amazon Affiliate Code by starting your […]

Container Garden Update 42: Propagating Prickly Pear (Opuntia) [Video] (4:12)

Container Garden Update 42: Propagating Prickly Pear (Opuntia)   In this episode: I collected some Opuntia (Prickly Pear) from a neighbor the other day and after letting them dry a few days, I got them into pots to grow roots.     Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from RedBubble     Help […]

In The Garden…April 27, 2016: Seedling check and geeky tech in the greenhouse [Video]

In The Garden…April 27, 2016: Seedling check and geeky tech in the greenhouse  In this episode: Checking in on basil, spinach, letttuce and tomato seedlings Arduino-based temperature, humidity and light level sensor project      More complete description and video will be posted to TechnologyIQ soon – http://techiq.welchwrite.com Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   […]

In The Garden…April 21, 2016: Seedings go into their pots – Spinach, Greens and Basil [Video]

In The Garden…April 16, 2016: Seedings go into their pots – Spinach, Greens and Lettuce In this episode: Spinach, greens, and basil seedlings are pricked out and moved into bigger pots Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   Music: “Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from […]

Garden Decor: A Collection of Raised Beds

Garden Decor: A Collection of Raised Beds Raised beds can help reinvigorate (or even create) a garden out of nothing, but I know that many of us don’t have the wherewithal to create custom-built beds. Sometimes it isn’t a bad idea to look to the many companies that have designed raised bed systems of all […]

Epiphyllum Blooming in the Greenhouse This Morning

As you may have seen, last week we built a small 5×5 plastic greenhouse to house some of our more delicate plants, cuttings and seedings. This Epiphyllum had a bloom starting on it when we placed it in the greenhouse and today I was greeted with this lovely pink bloom. Not sure if the added humidity […]

In The Garden: Garlic rising and pomegranate flowering [Photos]

Checking out the garden as I headed out to an event, I saw that the garlic I planted last week is starting to sprout — at least 2 small sprouts – and our new pomegranate tree is throwing off flowers like crazy. Perhaps I might get one pomegranate off it this year — it is […]