Dudley Do-wrong in the Garden


| 9/14/2017 8:47:00 AM


Tags: gardening, Renee Benoit, California, organic gardening, ,

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Dear readers, It's been a while since I've posted. I've missed you! I can only say that putting up a brand new homestead from (nearly) scratch is a lot of work. Especially if you have a day job like I do. However, things have simmered down and now I hope to post on a regular basis. I have so many things I would like to share with you! Peace and love, Renee

We've finally been here more than a year so with the benefit of hindsight I can offer a what I've learned. What did I do right and what did I do wrong? As the growing season changes from summer to winter, I reflect on what mistakes I've made and what I've learned. Since this is a share and share alike endeavor, I'll give you some of my insights and hopefully you'll share some of yours and we'll all get brilliant!

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Notice that this is an oasis of green in an otherwise brown landscape.

What I did wrong

Plant the wrong plant in the wrong place. I planted my Walla Walla onions where they did not get enough water. I had the mistaken idea that they would do just fine on one section of  drip line. Oh no. They wanted a lot more water than they got. What happened? My onions grew some but not very much. What I was expecting? Great big giant onions sweet-as-pie. What did I get? A bunch of medium to dinky onions not at all sweet-as -pie. Usable. Disappointing.




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