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3 Months of Mandarins

Today marked the end of an era; the era of mandarins. For the past 3 months, Frank and I have been eating mandarins every day. Probably 10 a day on average with peaks much higher. Literally hundreds of the things. … Continue reading

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First Jonquil

We’ve been waiting and waiting (okay, 1 month) for our first Jonquil. Over the past few days several buds have gotten really bulgy and this morning, Voil√†! one has burst forth. To me it feels like spring out there. The … Continue reading

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Winter Peas

I planted this batch of peas on 12 April, about 15 weeks ago. Apparently you should harvest after 9-11 weeks. But I’m not complaining, they were forced to grow in a pretty shady spot through some cold days. They should … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

On Monday, 12 April I planted brussels sprouts seeds in a tray and peas directly in the ground in the pea bed. I also planted about a half-dozen creeping figs along the front wall (and took another half-dozen cuttings for … Continue reading

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Will shade cloth do any good?

The tenants had some shade cloth hanging over this garden bed. When we moved back in, we rolled it up. Last night we restrung it. Summer is merciless this year. Today it’s 41.5 – will a bit of shade cloth … Continue reading

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More firsts

Today the second banana spear showed its first hand.  Now that I know what I’m looking for, I’m watching this one to see how fast its hands appear. The first spear has a half-dozen or so hands all nicely green … Continue reading

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Gozleme and Garden Update

Here is yesterday’s harvest of silverbeet, chives and peppermint all of which I chopped up and put into a flat round piece of homemade bread (like a tortilla) with feta cheese. I folded the circle in half and sealed it … Continue reading

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First Tomato Harvest

Today we harvested 2 tomatoes off of 2 different plants. One is a cherry tomato off of the bushy plant. The other is a normal tomato. The plan is to eat them as is, no point is spoiling that first … Continue reading

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Harvest

Today’s harvest. 2 types of lettuce (from seedlings), basil (from seed), parsley (self propagated for several years), oregano (from seedling several years old and neglected). It all got turned into a salad tossed with tomatoes (from the store as my … Continue reading

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Sunday update

Todays walk around the garden uncovered: 1) One of the cukes is up (or is it zucchini) and the other 2 zucchini/cucumbers are pushing up the soil one week after planting (photo left). 2) Five peas are just poking through … Continue reading

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