Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
In all this sogginess, there are two plants that are loving all the water. The banana tree and the cypress tree are growing like crazy! Leave it to me to find the bright side...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Sunday, May 31, 2009
I DARE you, cutworms. I DARE you...
Posted by S.F.X. at 9:35 AM
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The eggplant is already as big as it was at the end of the season last year. We've eaten a bunch off this plant. You can see the ginormous zucchini in the foreground. It just keeps on growing! It has powdery mildew right now, and in my search of organic remedies, I came across an article that recommended using a milk and water mixture on the leaves. You dilute the (skim) milk 9:1 (9 parts water to 1 part milk), put it in a spray bottle and spray away! I am excited to check tomorrow and see if there is an improvement. The cucumber isn't looking too great, but it's still putting out fruit, so I'm going with it until it gives up. I haven't seen any cucumber beetles this week, and I haven't been able to find any larvae, either. I am going to have to think of a way to plant this differently next year.
Yes, I really am this dorky. I am sweaty, red-faced and gross in the pictures from today, but it was the end of the day, and I really wanted to get into the photo to give you a reference of size. These tomatoes are pretty big! This is the husky cherry tomato.
I actually got my first red tomato off of this plant! Doesn't it look scrumptious? Well, before you get too jealous, see the next photo...
That's right! Someone got to it before I did! I can't express how MAD I was. This meant WAR. I immediately started hunting down the culprit. It only took me a little while to find holes in several leaves of the plant, and a trail of poop! But it took me much longer to find the perpetrator, who was snoozing in a rolled-up leaf. That little bastard.
The bell pepper (in front here) has about 10 peppers on it. Wow, can you say stir-fry?
Here I am modeling with the roma tomato plant. If you look at the lower middle part of the plant you can see the green tomatoes!
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