Tag: 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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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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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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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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Memorial Day Garden Questions!

Memorial Day Garden Questions!

| May 28, 2012 | 2 Replies

Oh, it’s blissfully quiet on my street! Except for aircraft (jets high, coming in to LAX south of here, small planes going up and down the coast, occasional helicopters heading over the mountain), I don’t hear a thing! Not even the incessant barking of the dog at the end of the street. No drone of […]

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Zucchini & Berry Harvest!

Zucchini & Berry Harvest!

| May 22, 2012 | 6 Replies

For the first-time urban gardener, like me, harvesting my first dozen zucchini is a glorious thing! So, for the one month anniversary of Earth Day and the premiere of “Late Bloomer,” I present my zucchini. I handed a green one, plus two long stems of oregano, to a passing neighbor. We ate the big yellow […]

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