Home Depot Tree update. Flowering Tropic Beauty Peach

My $10 Tropic beauty peach tree started budding earlier in January and by the14th of Jan, they were bursting to open. I was out of town for a week and when I returned, a bunch of very pretty little flowers adorned my branches.  Check it out! I’m a skeptical whether these skinny branches will hold…

Winci’s Winter Garden Updates

Just discovered how to do slideshows. Much more efficient with space when I have so many pictures. Currently, this is what is happening in my garden including updates on container Asparagus, winter tomatoes, funny looking Romanesco Broccoli heads, sprouting broccoli (Italian; broccoli di cicco) growing in container, ginger, and other bits.

Home Depot Tree update. Tango Mandarin

Mandarins: I lost some of the new growth to those pesky Citrus leaf miners. Lucky it didn’t spread to my other trees. I sprayed it with Spinosad which did the trick. The paler green leaves are the newer leaves. Not very exciting, can’t imagine getting fruit on this tree but I’ve only had it for…

Home Depot tree update. Tropic Beauty Peach

My Tropic Beauty peach tree is still alive and doing well. I bought it for $10 from home Depot back in November 2010. So I’ve had it for three months. Its started dropping leaves which is normal in the winter months as the days get shorted and cooler. Here in San Diego the daytime highs…

Romanesco Broccoli Heads. Harvest time

This didn’t end up looking like a fractal broccoli -Looks like a strange looking homegrown vegetable of some sort. I can report it taste fantastic roasted with a bit of cheese, olive oil and salt. Simple and tasty. Romanesco heads are a little over mature as it’s pretty loose but I’m glad I got a…