Garden

Pregaming in the Garden with Some Almost Butterflies

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Did I ever tell you about that time I was picking a half-million serrano peppers a few summers ago and I’d spied a reddish-brown “pepper” (airquote spoiler!) that had fallen off the bush, got caught on the vertical support net, and was hanging there… “drying.” I pulled it off the net but before I could [...]

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Garden Fridays: Double the Fun!

Roma Tomatoes

How does your garden grow? It has been a month since I planted too-early-but-not-really and had to start all over again. Since then, all kinds of great things have happened in the backyard. And they mostly fall under the “I haven’t killed it yet” category. The really big thing, according to my inner 72-year-old? If [...]

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Garden Fridays: Garden 2.0 (Already)

It’s a good thing the growing season here in Texas is so long. Because I get to start aaaaaalllll over this year. And I’m still pretty bitter about it. Two weekends ago, we’re standing along a mountain bike course west of Austin, bellies full of Kerbey Queso, and pretty excited about the day ahead. My [...]

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I’m gonna need a bigger backyard.

Garden

I’ve gotten really good at cramming too much stuff into too little a space, having had to lay on the bed to get my jeans to zip for the last couple of weeks. But even then, I’m hardly a miracle worker. And I’ve completely maxed out my 8×4 raised garden bed. The carrots and non-tomato-bug-repelling [...]

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