THE EDICT HAS BEEN POSTED on the cellar door (a.k.a., Tender Plants Headquarters): Do Not Disturb. Apparently the non-hardy creatures in storage want some uninterrupted beauty rest, and I’m meant to accommodate. There’s only one hitch: Though I infer from the cracks around the door that they think there’s no room at the inn, I have many more pots and crates and bags to stuff down there before it’s a full house. Move over, babies; make room for the next busload. Thanks, Andre Jordan, for another accurate depiction of overstuffed life here and now.
October 28, 2011
doodle by andre: no room at the overwinter inn
AFTER HAULING IN A TRULY GIANT pot of Farfugium (a.k.a. Ligularia) before the snow last night, it’s now official: I had to post a “no..
August 27, 2009
doodle by andre: compliment, or insult?
EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE AN ANDRE DOODLE just makes me want to open up the magic door and look inside that head of his, and..
I can’t decide if I’m brilliant or insane – just secured space in a local greenhouse to keep all my tender babies for the winter. Am already looking forward to periodic trips to visit them!
Here in the Sonoran Desert, we’re still wearing our now ragged summer clothes. The early mornings are finally pleasant. I grew winter squash for the first time this year and am wondering if there signs of the squash becoming prime for harvest. I planted late August hoping for harvest in Nov. We need the late date due to heat. Some of the stems are starting to show some brown. I want to allow the sugars to fully develop.
I am also looking for short season seed varieties as we really have 4 short seasons. Most of the seed companies don’t identify them. Any recommendations?
Carol, I live in the Phoenix valley, too. You might contact Greg at his Urban Farm for advice about seed varieties, when to plant.