Container strawberries!

6 Feb

These are big beauties and look amazing BUT unfortunately taste like store bought strawberries.

I guess it’s just winter time.

Although I have some other strawberries which produces tiny ugly oval type strawberries and those taste amazing.

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Dec 2017. Volunteers from compost and asparagus one month growth

21 Dec

So tall! Over a foot tall! Unfortunately I do not know how old these crowns are. I am going to assume one year crowns. Impulse buy ­čÖé

I think I have some kind of squash! First time used some compost. I have a closed bin which possibly has zucchini seeds from the old zucchini I grew earlier this year or spaghetti squash seeds. I hardly buy any squash. So excited to see what we are getting!

Also I see a couple of tomatoes. We had a random volunteer that grew and grew and grew. It was a pear yellow cherry tomato and was very productive so these are likely from that.

New home

1 Dec

So I guess I haven’t posted in a year but lots of changes this year. We bought a home so now I have a small yard!

Planting as much stuff as possible in the ground and this week, I just planted some asparagus crowns into the ground.

I first started this blog when I planted asparagus in containers so it seems fitting to start the new chapter with asparagus too!

This time they’re in the ground!

I just bought these bareroot crowns from Walter Anderson in San Diego and decided to do put them somewhere I initially wanted ornament plants.

So still a little unconventional, these asparagus are partially going to ornamental for landscaping to hide an ugly fence. The spot is narrow and mostly shaded in the winter but I am hoping I will get some sun as the seasons change.

Supposedly, it can take some shade so let’s see how it goes!

Flowering air plants

29 May

So pretty. 
I don’t spend a lot of time caring for these, just dip them in water once every three weeks or so. 

Baby figs?

18 May


My little fig tree looks so happy in his new pot!! I thought this smaller one wasn’t as content as the other plant but looks like I will get getting my first dogs this year! 
I bought these off amazon or eBay…. 
I believe this is the violet de Bordeaux?! 

Tiny Meyer lemon tree with overloaded branch. What to do? 

18 May

Can’t bear to thin these guys but surely there will not be a good outcome?! 

More bountiful blueberries

18 May

This comes mainly from three plants. Al grown in containers.