Sunday, May 27, 2007

A bunch of vegetables

Finally, a purple calabash tomato ripened. (That's that lumpy looking thing) There's also a bunch of green beans (and "purple beans") hidden by that white zucchini. I've been having problems with sparrows squeezing in between the chicken wire and eating chicken food, this morning I put bird netting over the chicken wire to see if that keeps them out, they seem pretty determined though.
Up-close of the purple calabash

Friday, May 25, 2007


Oranges and Lemons Rose

Tomorrow I'm going to pick the first purple calabash tomato, it looks like a someone put rubber bands around their bruised fist. It's very exciting and goth. Today I just have some rose pictures
Cherry Parfait Rose

Monday, May 21, 2007

To be fair there was one more...

There were three, but I ate one of these little Besser cherry tomatoes before I took the picture. According to the Besser tomato is: From the southern area of Germany (Freiburg region), this old favorite dates back to the 1800's, and is a must for any tomato lover! The plants produce 3/4 inch diameter fruit in clusters of up to 12, very sweet, cherry tomatoes. The vigorous vines need strong cages for support. Best tasting cherry tomato we've tried! Proudly introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds. Indeterminate vines.

This picture is another picture of the veggies, as my lunch. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Slow day!

It's still the very beginning of the season.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Belated Mother's Day veggies

I just ate the last peach, the vegetables are just starting to ripen. Here's what I picked today to bring up to my parents' house.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Photos of the "farm" and a list of what we're growing

Here is a list of what's growing this spring:
-10 grape vines, including red flame, muscat and several other varieties
-Winter squash
-Yellow crookneck summer squash
-Fig tree
-Anna apple tree
-Desert Gold peach tree
-Valencia Orange tree
-Clementine tree
-White mulberry tree
-Besser tomatoes
-Purple calabash tomatoes
-Russian Black tomatoes
-Large red cherry tomatoes
-Pink oxheart tomatoes
-Provider green beans
-Royal burgandy bush bean
-Wren's egg bean
-Banana pepper
-Serrano Chili pepper
-Black/Purple Bell Pepper
-Hale's best cantaloupe
-Honeydew melon
-Armenian cucumber
-Moon and stars watermelon
-Nasturtium (edible flowers and leaves)
-Marigolds (edible flower)
-Cilantro (recently bolted and pulled)

4 Hens (we hope!)
2 Americaunas- Moxie and Roxie
Rhode Island Red- PeeWee
Blue Andalusian- Nightcrawler

(and our two cats, Lasa and Stinky)