Monthly Archives: September 2011

Criolla Sella Infused Oil

Here in San Diego, pepper plants are perennial and this Bolivian Criolla Sella plant has been growing for 2 years.  It continues to crank out the peppers. We have already dried and crushed enough peppers to last us a year … Continue reading

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Gravity fed drip irrigation – is it worth it?

“If you buy what you don’t need, you steal from yourself.”  -Swedish proverb I’m a frugal person of Swedish descent, so why did I feel compelled to spend the time and money buying and installing a drip system for the … Continue reading

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Too Many Tomatoes?

We didn’t do any canning this year, so the freezer is packed with quarts and quarts of tomato sauce and pints and pints of tomato paste.  We’re out of room – what to do with the last few pounds of … Continue reading

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Another Great Hop Harvest!

Wow – year after year it keeps getting better.  I planted these rhizomes in the spring of 2009 and had a meager harvest that fall.  Pretty much as expected.  Last year they did pretty well – I took 3 harvests … Continue reading

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