Category: Fruit

Olives. Now, What?

Olives. Now, What?

| September 15, 2012 | 10 Replies

We planted several olive trees before I ever started on the vegetable garden. Only two are in the ground, and they both have olives. Naturally, I paid no attention to the variety when they were planted. When one of the potted olive trees grew a single olive, I read up on olives and it seemed […]

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My Little Lemon Tree

My Little Lemon Tree

| September 15, 2012 | 9 Replies

My Little Lemon Tree, my so-called “ever-bearing” Meyer lemon tree, has not born a ripe lemon since last November. It had quite a lot of blooms in the spring, but, it’s September, and, though carrying two dozen lemons, the leaves don’t look so well. I recently gave it more iron, organic plant food, alfalfa meal, […]

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Green, with Raindrops

Green, with Raindrops

| September 5, 2012 | 13 Replies

Today a few raindrops fell. It hasn’t rained since April, so I grabbed my camera. This Japanese melon did not get wet, but I included it because it’s green! This is about all the rain we got before it stopped. Imagine growing a whole summer garden of vegetables with only city water, but that’s what […]

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August Watermelon Update

August Watermelon Update

| August 30, 2012 | 6 Replies

August Watermelon Update – Well, it’s been a lot longer than the 73 days marked on the seedlings tag to get ripe watermelons, in fact, only five have been removed from the vines, either by me, or two by a thief. It began to look like my watermelon exercise was a bust. Alas, my neighbor, […]

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Too Late!

Too Late!

| August 12, 2012 | 7 Replies

I finally decided to cut my fourth baby watermelon. It had not gotten any bigger in two weeks. You recall two were stolen and smashed by critter or human on my neighbors’ front steps. I draped netting over the patch after the theft. The first one I ate and it wasn’t very sweet. I cut this one and […]

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Before, After

Before, After

| August 10, 2012 | 8 Replies

I seeded this Royal Burgundy Bean inside in the middle of June. Along with this Japanese Melon seedling. Out of 12 seedlings of various vegetables planted, only three were viable, and a Japanese Parsley croaked outside. I hardened these seedling outside on the front porch with part sun, part shade, for a couple of weeks. […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

| August 1, 2012 | 6 Replies

The good, the bad, and the ugly: The chopped and melted buckwheat is reseeding itself on my flower island. I think that’s a good thing; My Brandywine tomato plant, the really huge one, has Blossom End Rot (thank you to a blogger who wrote in and told me). That’s bad; A critter, a suspected raccoon, […]

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Watermelon, Watering & Bugs

Watermelon, Watering & Bugs

| July 26, 2012 | 7 Replies

Watermelon, Watering & Bugs are preoccupying me these days. When my watermelon patch (about 6’x6″ with seven plants of baby watermelon) started showing fruit, I could count at least 50 little green balls emerging. Now, it seems like things are amiss. (I’ve since learned that vines put out a lot of little ones, but they […]

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Dapple Dandy Plumcot!

Dapple Dandy Plumcot!

| July 20, 2012 | 3 Replies

I don’t have a Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree, but, I wish I did! I have a regular plum tree. See my blog post “Plum Silly” . My neighbor gave me a bag of Dandy Dapple Plumcots (or Pluots) that her friend grew in Visalia, CA, and I’ve never tasted a better plum hybrid! Whereas plumcots and apriplums […]

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White Powder and Other Findings

White Powder and Other Findings

| June 29, 2012 | 10 Replies

If you enjoy photography, and gardening, life can be endlessly interesting. A plant you photograph one day may look different the next. There’s always something to photograph. This came up suddenly overnight. Powdery mildew? But, it’s on backs and fronts of leaves, so I’m not sure. I trimmed off the affected leaves. We ate this […]

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