Thinking about my garden…

Thinking about my garden…

I have been busy ordering seeds for next year's garden and I am starting to look for solutions for problems I had last year. So I have a few things I would like some input on... 1. Does anyone know a cheap alternative to 'Walls O Water'? I would like to start a few tomatoes a little earlier than last year so I can stretch out my harvest. 2. I have been having problems getting any real heat from my peppers. Do any of you grow hot peppers that might have some suggestions for increasing the heat? 3. And lastly, I have been trying to even out my watering as best I can. I have put the garden on a timer and mulched but the soil can still dry out during the day in the hottest days of the summer. Any easy watering systems that you do or that you know about to keep the ground moist and not waste a bunch of water? thanks so much in advance for any advice or suggestions :)
Strawberries!

Strawberries!

caterpillars on strawberries, how high to mound potatoes

caterpillars on strawberries, how high to mound potatoes

my room.. finally

my room.. finally

First chilli’s of the year

First chilli’s of the year

my bedroom

my bedroom

A Delightful Surprise

A Delightful Surprise