Harvest Monday

Pulled up almost all my carrots. They’re getting stringy roots off the main carrot so probably means its done growing. something quite satisfying a out pulling up carrots, you never know how big it will be and what shape! The yellows and oranges are easy to grow. The reds are tougher. Although all my seeds…

Tasty Tropic Beauty peaches

These taste SO good. They’re bigger and tastier than the Tropic Prince peaches this year. Last year was the reverse. Yum!

Peaches galore! 2012 much more plentiful than 2011

I’m quite impressed and proud of these little trees – if you have been following at all, I bought these little $10 trees from Home depot in these tiny little 1/3 Gallon containers around winter 2010-2011 and last season I had half a dozen or so peaches from each tree. This year is doing much…

Peach blossoms gone, in with the mini peaches and new leaves

My little peach trees seem quite happy in these pots but while I was potting up some of my other container trees, I decided to check the peach roots – the tropic beauty root ball is quite spongy and full of roots. Didn’t look desperate for potting up but I just did it anyway since…

Tropic Prince Peach blossoming – lots of pics

The bees love my little peach trees! There’s always one or two bees buzzing around every time I go out to check on my garden. The Tropic Beauty Peach flowered a few weeks before this Tropic Prince. This one is the tropic prince tree. Flowers on the Tropic Beauty are almost done and the leaves…

A Happy Bee came to visit my Peach Blossoms!

How cool! I managed to see a little bee doing its magic and pollinating my Tropic Beauty peach flowers. So many flowers have opened now, they’re so pretty. Nice to think they are naturally pollinated by this little guy, as usually I literally give nature a hand and hand pollinate with a little stick. Here…

Training Red Flame Grape on Trellis

It may not look like it but I took a long time getting this…. To look like this…. I repotted to a 7 gallon tall container from it’s original 1 gallon pot. I had bought a new 10″ pot for it originally but when I saw the crazy roots in the 1gallon pot, I realized…

Tango Mandarin. Baby fruit

My Tango Mandarin tree is looking much healthier these days. Over the winter, it pretty much lost all its leaves and the new leaves were tiny and pathetic looking. Now there are tiny fruit – which might still drop since I don’t know if the flowers were pollinated or not. But I did see many…

Tropic Beauty Peach. Fruit still growing

OneĀ  of my Tropic Beauty peaches felt soft enough to eat so I picked it and I am sorry say, it was no way as tasty as the Tropic Prince peaches. It just wasn’t as flavorful and the texture wasn’t like the tropic Prince where it was super juicy and just melted in my mouth….

Tropic Prince Peach Harvest!

I checked my peaches today and felt they were getting soft and smelled lush and peachy so I went for it and pulled a few off. My first ever peach harvest! So impressed! They’re small but taste just like a real peach! I don’t know why I expected otherwise! The pit was very small which…