Watermelon Woman

Happy 2010
January 1, 2010, Friday,4:26 pm
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Happy New Year to All!

I  am happy to be in 2010. As you may have read here, 2009 was a difficult year for me and my family. Hoping for only good news on the health front this year.

I received  several seed catalogs and have been planning what I am going to purchase.

  • Tomatoes – trying some new heirlooms
  • Melons – yellow-fleshed watermelon and Russian variety
  • Lettuce – mix of small-leaved salad
  • Kale – curly-leaf
  • Swiss chard –maybe, first planting was eaten by something
  • Onions – in the ground already
  • Beans – Scarlett Runner
  • Sunflowers – really missed them when I didn’t plant them last year
  • Cotton – just to see if they will grow here in California

Fruit trees

  • more apples, another Lady (christmas apple)
  • lemon Meyer
  • lime – sweet Asian

Not sure this is all but it is a start. I may add some other annuals to the list. Just looking a the catalogs like Baker Street makes me smile. I have another opportunity to learn and do better in the garden.

What are you planning for the new decade and this year?

  • pomegrante
  • fig

October 5, 2008, Sunday,8:59 pm
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It’s been a long time since we’ve had rain here. It was delightful to smell the air after the rain and I think my garden was happy too.

My one pumpkin is almost ready having just a bit of green left to turn. I was disappointed not to have more than one but that was more than my melon patch.  I moved the spot for them this year and I guess the melons didn’t like it. There was plenty of room and water so I’m not sure what the problem was. Bad seeds? Not enough compost/fertilizer? My pictures are not so hot, but the need to document makes me add them anyway. First one is of the main tomato bed.  Not a lot of red yet and time is running out.

Bed #2--Tomatoes

snow peas and carrots

snow peas and carrots

My pumpkin

My pumpkin