Category Archives: cucumber

Considering Clays for Homemade Ollas

I have made 15 ollas now from 5 clay types, all fired at ‘bisque’ temperatures (cone 06 ~ 1000 degC); Akio, Sculpture Buff, Red Art, Red Art with Sand, Brown Terracotta. The Red Art ollas are beautiful, but became vitreous … Continue reading

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Control Plots for Ollas

They won’t be perfect. I planted the control plot of potatoes one month later than the olla plot. And the control cucumbers were inside the house for an extra week, where they got a head start on flowering. It won’t … Continue reading

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Cucumber Ollas

If you saw my straggly starts, you would know it is past time to plant these babies outdoors. But it has been chilly, so I’ve been holding off. Yesterday I decided ‘basta’ and gave it a go. I had one … Continue reading

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Big & Bright

First raspberry Continue reading

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