Watermelon Woman


Seed Stash
January 27, 2017, Friday,10:49 am
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My seed order from rareseeds.com has arrived! As usual, I ordered way too much. Here is a snapshot of the variety. I planted sweet peas already but I think the latest round of rain may have did them in. The onions (red) are thriving though. Anxious to start planting!

Seeds

Seeds for 2017

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Garden Update
May 31, 2010, Monday,11:25 am
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Apologies for the lack of posts. Work has been overwhelming me and by the time I’m finished with all that computer work, I don’t want to touch the computer.

I spent Sunday cleaning the back patio and putting together a glider bench with one of my sons. The patio looks better than it has in a long, long time. I still have the garden supplies and tools to move to a new spot, which will give more room for people.

The garden is coming along. The two sunflowers are about 4 feet tall already and looking strong. The weakest plants are the peppers although I’m not sure why. I have many green tomatoes and the squash are coming along too.

The mardarin orange that is in a big pot now has volunteer tomatoes and either squash, pumpkin or melon growing at its base. I used some potting soil used for seeds two years ago! The seeds had not germinated so I emptied the pots back into the soil bin. LOL I hope that some of them will transplant into the planting beds.

Update, photos.

glider

Kitty GnomeGarden Fairie

Climbing RosesBlackberries

Volunteer tomatoes and squashSunflowers

Sweet PeasPeppers, tomatoes, cucumbers

Close-up tomatoes



Happy 2010
January 1, 2010, Friday,4:26 pm
Filed under: fruit, Gardening, seeds | Tags: , , , ,

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


Seed order
January 17, 2009, Saturday,6:00 pm
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A kid in the candy store, I want everything. But, I managed to limit myself. I’m not sure I’m done buying seeds but here is what I’ve ordered from Baker Creek Seeds:

Beans
Royalty Purple Pod
Scarlet Runner
Broad Windsor
CowPeas
Ozark Razorback
Old Timer/Purple Hull Speckled
Greens
Extra dward Pak Choy
Collards- Georgia Southern Creole
Radish
Long Scarlet
Squash & Pumpkin
Rouge Vif d’Etampes
Musquee de Provence
Pipian from Tuxpan
Tomatoes
Royal Hillbilly
Striped Roman
Watermelon
Royal Golden


Rooting around
January 1, 2009, Thursday,8:15 pm
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Planted a fig bareroot, 3 grape (thompson seedless), asparagus, kale and rose. The sweetpea plant are all in bud and just need some sun to open up. Can’t wait to smell them!



Vegetables as Art
November 25, 2008, Tuesday,8:13 pm
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Chinese artist Ju Duoqi’s “Pea-casso” in Veggies
pea-casso

I would love to see this close up.

found via MAKE



Seeds
February 2, 2008, Saturday,11:25 pm
Filed under: Gardening, Vegetables, watermelons | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve ordered most of my seeds for 2008 from Baker Street Heirloom Seeds.

Included in my order are watermelons of course. I trying some varieties that are new to me and hopefully will be ready earlier than some of the standards. Black-tail Mountain is 70 days; Melitopolski, a Russian variety doesn’t list the number of days, but coming from Russia, one suspects that it will be. Ali Baba is not short, 100 days, but its claim to fame is the flavor.

Tomato selections were Cuor di Bue, Sioux, Old Virginia, Flame (aka Hillbilly), plus some plum varieties.  I have also purchased carrots, okra, baby greens, green beans, black-eyed peas and corn. Corn will be a first. I picked a 5-foot variety. Oh and sunflowers. I had great success with them last summer and they last forever. I picked and picked for the house and still had plenty to please the eye in the garden.

I deciding on what varieties of apples to purchase. I want to try espaliers to cut down on the space requirements.

It has been raining forever here in sunny California so the ground is just as wet as can be.   I do like rain but, it is getting old now.