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!

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???

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…

Grape trellis looking good but no signs of grapes

I guess I’m not going to get any grapes this year as i believe they are supposed to be popping out of the leaf axial. Leaves look full and healthy though and hopefully I can manage the vines to wrap around the trellis this year so it will be ready for bountiful bunches of grapes…

Splitting shucks and thinning

This was from a week or two ago. I thinned these peach babies to about one peach every 3-4 inches and tried to have them alternate side of the branch when possible. Maybe I started thinning too early and maybe I didn’t thin enough but it is a little heartbreaking to rip off all those…

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…