General weather and gardening in Oracle AZ, at the northern tip of the Santa Catalina mountain range, north of Tucson.
By: strid3r , 10:16 PM GMT on August 17, 2013
Our plants have been happy with what little rain we have received this summer. The sage plants are now three years old this month. The basil planted this Spring has been thriving with the heat and sun, along with the dill and parsley. And, to no surprise, the chilies planted this May are bearing fruit. We are keeping the thyme inside since they don't look sturdy enough to be in full sun with the heat.
But last night, something ate a few whole chilies off one plant, leaving one half-eaten fruit behind...I don't know what we have out here that would eat them, and the plants are too high for javelinas...a bird or a caterpillar? If you know what they made be, pls comment!
I haven't seriously try growing tomatos here. I took an old store-bought tomato that we couldn't use, broke it up flesh and all, buried it shallow in a planter two weeks ago. I now have lots of seedlings sprouting. wow! This should be interesting...
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