"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mystery Iris neomarica caerulea

I have no memory of buying this iris or where it came from. I have lots of iris so it may have come in one that I purchased, but I don't even remember planting one in this area. It grew by one of my birdbaths.

Any idea of the name? I sure would like to know.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 Tomato Update, Lots of Photos

I finally took a few pictures of my tomatoes to post to my blog, then forgot to load them! Most of these were taken a few weeks ago, but the last one I took yesterday. The San Marzano is loaded with tomatoes; I think I will be harvesting those very soon as they are showing a little color when I checked them this morning.

Bed 1 has Mr. Underwood's Pink Beefsteak Tomato (3 plants) and Wisconsin 55 Tomato (3 plants) all have small fruits.

Bed 2 has Ball's Beefsteak, San Marzano Plum, Cherokee Purple, and Persimmon; one of each plant.
Balls Beefsteak Tomato

Cherokee Purple Tomato

San Marzano Plum Tomato. This tomato is almost 5 inches long! The plant is loaded with fruit.
Bed 3 has Red Zebra Tomato, Zapotec Pink Tomato, Abraham Lincoln Tomato, and Isis Candy Tomato (a bi-color cherry). The Abraham Lincoln Tomato is a very lush, healthy looking plant.
Here is our first Red Zebra that I picked this morning. Visit my Herbal Cooking Blog to find out what I made with this beauty.

The next group of photos are planted along the driveway. These photos were take several weeks ago and the plants are much larger now. I am not sure which is which but I planted Dr.Wyche's Yellow, German Queen, and Green Zebra. The tags faded so I will need to wait until harvest!
Here we have a small red potato and in the background is an Old German Tomato, all growing under the Valencia Orange tree.
I picked a few Adirondack Purple and small Red Potatoes on Monday.
Adirondack Purple Potato under the Valencia tree.
White and Brown onions next to tomato plant
This is a Yellow Pear (cherry) tomato planted amongst the onions.
From the top of the hill looking down on the cages June 23, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Plant Sale in San Diego Balboa Park

Here is a link to the Master Gardener's Plant sale in Balboa Park. They always have a large variety of unusual and hard to find plants. Hope to see you there!
Casa Del Prado

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm Still Here!

I am still here, but have been very busy with a few projects.  The garden is flourishing!  I have 14 tomato plants that I planted in March/April and we planted 8 or 9 more last weekend.  I will update my blog with pictures after the 12th.  Things will be back to normal then and I can start playing in the dirt with the rest of you.

Thanks to all of you who have been still watching my blog.

See you all very soon,