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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!

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Dinosaur kale and Spaghetti squash in containers?

6 Mar

We will see if this works! Recently got some new seedlings from Walter Andersen and even though I have tried growing squash many times with small success, spaghetti squash is currently my new fave squash. So I couldn’t resist trying…. 
   
   
  
It’s $3 of fun for a possibly successful experiment! A single spaghetti squash is $3 anyway so we will see!! 
Here’s the dinosaur kale… I believe it’s also known as lacinto kale??
   
 
Need some more fresh dirt for my containers to house these!

Dragon fruit flower buds!! After so many years! 

8 Sep

I just noticed these little buds for the first time. This guy came from one cutting. Growing totally out of control but has taken at least 3 years to get this far. Can’t wait to see some beautiful flowers and hopefully some fruit.  There are 4 little buds off the longest arm of the plant. Also planted some veggie seeds today – cauliflower, kale, sprouting broccoli, beets, coriander and carrots. My seeds are at least two years old so I don’t know if anything will happen. 

    
    
    
 

Some other photos from a May and June – peaches, blueberries, tomatoes 

24 Jun

                

Peaches 2015. 

6 May

            

Blueberries 2015

6 May

A nice big glass of homegrown blueberries! These never fail to produce tasty blueberries every year. I have two bigger plants and one little pink lemonade blueberries. The little plant only has a few blueberries but is doing better than last year. I have only had it for a year so it’s an improvement. 
   
     

Tomatoes 2015. 

6 May

All from Home Depot. I cheated as growing from seed takes too long. I bought a variety six pack – half dozen cherry toms and half dozen regular toms. Here’s the first of the cuties –