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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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Tiny Meyer lemon tree with overloaded branch. What to do? 

18 May

Can’t bear to thin these guys but surely there will not be a good outcome?! 

More bountiful blueberries

18 May

This comes mainly from three plants. Al grown in containers. 

Spaghetti Squash succumb to proceed mildew :(

18 May

Here’s what I got! Unfortunately may grey has brought too much dewy foggy weather. 
Wonder how much flesh are in these little ones… Some are still soft skinned. So hopefully they will harden up?! 

Big bunch of Blueberries! 

18 May

Here’s a good bowl of blueberries harvested 5/9/16
I also have a couple of peaches. My peach trees were damaged in the storm earlier this year so not many fruits this year. 

I growed these! Tango mandarins and Meyer Lemon. February 2015 already?!

12 Feb

Yay, first decent fruit from my trees. I have to say I have been watering and caring for this tango mandarin for many years and only now I can say it is producing edible fruit and quite a few for a small tree.

The Meyer lemon tree I have only had for a year. So impressed I get one big fat juicy lemon.

Hope I have many more happy citrus years to come.

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Homegrown olives! Now what? Curing in Brine

6 Dec

So here’s my little olive harvest from my $10 tree I bought earlier this year.

I left them on the tree for a while until the recent storm knocked some little olives onto the ground. I had to do something about it before they went to waste so here’s what I got: IMG_4958.JPG

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It’s a small handful of tiny olives!

And I am following these instructions http://m.wikihow.com/Cure-Olives

As my little ones are ripe, I have to do the brine curing – method #2

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Washed and cut a slit in each one and I guess let it sit for a week, change out brine and then let sit for 2 months (!!!!).

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I guess we will see what happens in a couple of months! Hope they taste good!

Here are some pics of the olives from October, a couple of months ago. Still greenish.

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