Category: Fruit

Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

| August 17, 2016 | Reply

Ugly is Beautiful Tomatoes. There’s a been a rash of articles in the press of late about the staggering amount of food waste in this country. Most often it’s discarded because it’s not deemed to be beautiful, or fit the ideal of a certain vegetable or fruit, while people go hungry. One of my Indigo […]

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On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

| September 16, 2015 | 2 Replies

Files from the Road: Muscadine Harvest, second in a series. I have a friend who had wanted for years to try his hand at winemaking. He planted a vineyard and made some wine. When that turned out well, he quit his job and started growing grapes and making wine full-time. That was a few years […]

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Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

| August 3, 2015 | 8 Replies

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper! In spite of powdery mildew devastating my two Collective Farm Woman melon plants (see “Cutting My Losses”), I will be planting them again next year. Why? Because they are quick to ripen (80-85 days), and there’s no guesswork when they are ready. They simply let go of the vine […]

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The Best Way to Eat a Fig

The Best Way to Eat a Fig

| July 26, 2015 | 4 Replies

The best way to eat a fig is with a hunk of goat cheese, draped in prosciutto, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with cracked pepper! Especially tantalizing if it’s a fig from your own tree! Sliced in half or quartered makes a perfect mouthful! I planted my second fig tree this spring, after […]

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Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

| June 19, 2015 | 5 Replies

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare! My boysenberry plant delivered in its second year in a big pot. This is the largest harvest of berries I’ve ever had. Until yesterday, little more than a handful of berries is all I’ve ever harvested at one time, so I consider this bowl hitting the mother lode. I struggled with […]

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Growing Watermelon – Episode 19!

Growing Watermelon – Episode 19!

| December 31, 2012 | 8 Replies

Growing Watermelon – Episode 19! I’m from the South, and there’s nothing I love more than corn, tomatoes and watermelon. I knew if I had a garden I had to grow all three. You’ve seen my tomato episode. Please watch and share “Growing Watermelon” – Episode 19. Since I only had a 6’x6′ space, I […]

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Pineapple Guava Popsicles!

Pineapple Guava Popsicles!

| October 27, 2012 | 16 Replies

Pineapple Guava Popsicles! This is the first year in the ten years we have had the pineapple guava tree that the squirrels have left the guavas alone, and I have been able to gather a handful of fallen guavas every day. I also have guavas on one of the bushes planted in pots. I’m not […]

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Confused Watermelons

Confused Watermelons

| October 25, 2012 | 9 Replies

My baby watermelon plants are confused watermelons. Do they not know it’s nearly Halloween? I think they think they are pumpkins! I photographed four baby watermelons, on separate vines this morning at 8AM. After a long summer of low production, my neighbor, C.L., remarked he thought I should be watering more. Because I hand-water everything, […]

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Green, Good Morn!

Green, Good Morn!

| October 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

Green, Good Morn! Just as the sun was making it’s appearance, I observed what’s new in the garden. Everything’s green! I barely spotted this 3/4″ cabbage worm resting on a baby arugula leaf. Kale’s a’ comin’! My baby kale is sprouting in a pushed up hill in the middle of my white pot. It was […]

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My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update

My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update

| September 17, 2012 | 10 Replies

My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update ~ I took Melissa, from Live Love Be Green’s, advice about my little lemon tree, and removed all leaves with mealy bugs. (See “My Little Lemon Tree” for the pests that I found.) I agree it was mealy bug. I disposed of them in the garbage. Then, I mixed […]

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