Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Garlic Salts

   This summer I spent more time selling garlic salts and powders along with my tomatoes and peppers and I had real good feed back so I am going to try to sell it year around. The three that I have had the most success with are just a plain Garlic Parsley Sea Salt, Garlic Parsley Jalapeno Sea Salt and my best seller Garlic Parsley Ghost Pepper Sea Salt.  It's a great deal fresh ground Garlic really makes the difference. Home grown garlic dehydrated then ground fresh mixed with peppers and salt.
  I am still looking at labels and trying to design something I like but I haven't found anything yet. I will probably have to ask a brother of mine that has a lot of talent in that area to come up with something. Well hope to get back to gardening soon and back on the blog like everyone else lots of work to do and little time to do it....later Dusty...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tomato Ripening

    Starting to get some color. Tomatoes are ripening and I love the different colors.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Growth starting on tomatoes...

  Tomatoes are really just getting growing for us at this time of year. As usual in Northeastern Arizona we try to get the tomatoes in as early as we dare, but the tomatoes really don't start growing until the first of July which is when the humidity from the rains from our monsoon storms hit our area of the desert southwest.
  I planted tomato plants over a 5 to 6 week period as work would permit. My tomato plants are at different stages of life right now but that's a good thing I will have a lot of tomatoes ripening at different times.

    The biggest trick at this stag is to feed your tomatoes every two weeks. I feed mine with a mix I get from the our local feed store.  I use a organic tomato feed called Tomato Tone.

 The peppers are just starting to grow. They will look so much better in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Preparing Your Soil - Quick tip with Leaves

   Fall comes fast and when it does you end up with all of those leaves. You can either rake them up, dump them, burn them, or you could compost them by layering them in your garden beds; about two to four inches deep. Next, add a little Molasses mixture (1 tablespoon of molasses to 1 gallon of water) with this mix I spray the leaves as well as I can, then I layer on about an inch of steer manure. Keeping this pile moist--not wet--will help for the next few weeks. When it warms up a bit, the leaves will be broken down to a really nice compost.
 What the Molasses mixture does is feed the bacterium even faster to knock out those leaves, then the worms come, and all the other creatures of the soil make it to the party, and in a few short weeks they leave you with a fluffy compost that will grow you the best veggies in the neighborhood! HUGE TOMATOES MONSTER MELONS...The molasses mix is something you should be doing every few weeks in your garden anyways to help feed the soil. Also, for an additional tip add a little rock dust to the mixture really helps.