Sunday, August 23, 2009

Squash- Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination

The countless varieties of squash make it one of the most interesting vegetables to grow. Here we have two examples, Carnival(L) and Bush Delicata.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Like many peppers, jalapeƱos don't need much to be happy; a modest sized pot(the one pictured is about 2 gallons in capacity), old bucket or other re-purposed container filled with potting soil and composted material(or your favorite organic fertilizer), ample water, warm weather and sunshine are enough to produce a healthy plant that will help add some spice to your food and your life. Ay, que rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrico!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Ton of Tomatoes

The first large, ripe tomato of the season was of the Oregon Spring variety. It was soon followed by many others. So what do you do when you suddenly have a plethora of tomatoes?
Make fresh tomato pizza!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tasty Gold

This year I decided to grow six different types of tomatoes. The ones pictured above are called Canary cherry tomatoes and they can be grown in small pots. This is the second year I have grown them. You know they are ripe when they turn a deep golden color. And they taste as good as they look!

If At First You Don't Succeed......

Last year, I tried to grow Lakota squash for the first time, but as soon as the squash started forming, something attacked the plants(my guess is squash bugs) and I was left with nothing but material suitable for the compost pile. As you can see, this year things have worked out better.

Going Green Again

It's been a good year in the garden so far. I grew three cabbages to a nice size in plastic wastepaper baskets that I bought at a local hardware store. Each basket was slightly damaged with a little bit of plastic broken off on the top at the rim. This "defect" put them on sale for 25 cents each. I think I got my money's worth, don't you?