Volunteer compost squash.

As I suspected these are very very likely spaghetti squash volunteers. Here’s the plumpest squash baby so far! I hope to get a dozen to last me through the season!

Three sisters May 2018

I found some old corn seeds so I had enough for a very small patch and after they started growing strong I decided to expand the corn patch. Hopefully it will mean I will get 2 good staggered harvest of corn. The peas I also found laying around! Hey why not! And before I knew…

Broccolini nom nom

This is the third harvest of broccolini from this season. I have previously grown broccolini in a container before but this is much more successful in a bed. The sprouts are so tender and fresh, I think next year I will grow more so I can grow enough to share with the family too 🙂…

Vegetable planter :) wow!

Feb 14th 2017 April 1st above! Still so neat! I just added the trellis for the tomatoes since I don’t have a cage. And this below is April 19th. Only 18 days from when I put the trellis in and now you can barely see it! Growth is insane! The squash is turning into a…

New home

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…

Tasty pitaya! Ripe and so tasty

We decided to pick the pitaya dragon fruit even though it didn’t appear as bright pink as some of the pictures. I did ready it takes about 30 days from flower to ripe. So I think i ended up picking it at 45 days. The tentacles coming off the fruit started having slightly dry looking…

Harvesting big cabbage heads and pineapple guavas fruiting!

This is a medium sized head cabbage – I got about half a dozen nice sized heads and one that I had to throw away as the bugs got into it. First time growing cabbage so I am pretty happy. This one was grown in a narrow wooden patio box I usually plant strawberries in….

Nitrogen fixing Fava beans.

I decided to harvest all my Fava beans as the plants were getting unruly. When I pulled them out of the soil, I found all these bumps on the roots. “Ugh” I thought. What kinda disease is this? Root knot? Fungus? Bacterial? So I placed it in the trash pile and considered keeping some of…

Tropic Prince Peach ripe already

My little peaches are all blushing and losing all their greeness and after giving them a light squeeze, I guess they were ready for harvest. So soon. And so small! Luckily the stones were tiny, about the size of a marble. Tasted just Ok. Kinda bland. How can I make them sweeter???