Neighborhood Connections and Sustainability
Leaderless circle of folks in the Morongo Basin around our individual and collective gardens. Share what you know--ask about what you don't!
Thanks for visiting ... If you live in the Morongo Basin and have an interest in growing your own food, flowers or native plants in our unique High Desert environment, you're in the right place! We're all here to share freely what we know, ask about what we don't know and so help each other make our gardens happen. There's also a bit of 'social' to our network! Feel free to post an event (see below-right on how-to's), post questions/answers to your blog, and join groups that interest you. Peruse the site and let us know what you think -- we're all co-creating it, so feel free to jump in!
Enjoy --Amara Alban
Okaaay, another potato project. Well, I am really interested in the biodegradeability of the waste paper I used for this. This one inside the ambient temperature "greenhouse" (24x48) just because. A layer of paper bags (bermuda grass under), layer of "compost," layer of waste paper, compost, six pounds of Russet potato wedges (1.99 for 10 lbs on sale), a layer of compost. This is a difficult corner of the "house" so I will give the potatoes a workout. I want to get some Yukon Golds and…Continue
Posted by Loretta Beavis on February 2, 2015 at 8:54pm
Hi Neighbors...my front "yard" has aged manure, this morning a frosting of ice...wow. I had a few hours of light rain about a week ago, enough for the wildflower season to germinate in Lucerne Valley. The Ratibida columnifera ("Mexican hat") is releasing seeds now. Apparently it doesn't happen until the first winter rain...hmmmm...I wondered why the seed pods did not disperse in the fall. Nature knows best. …Continue
Posted by Loretta Beavis on February 2, 2015 at 8:45pm
Hi Neighbors, well there was the post on First Responders of a Green Kind...today I present the "kfc space station." A safe place for your seeds. These are coriander (cilantro plants) in a snap lid food container from THE fast food place.
I put it on a champagne glass for the photo. It was blurred and I thought it looked like a flying saucer on a landing pad. Well, I still adore "WALL-E" so, maybe that's it. What do you use? Would be a fun contest or educational thing at a…Continue
Posted by Loretta Beavis on January 27, 2015 at 10:46am