pepperpalooza 2.0

Round two of pepperpalooza! Just in time for the first round to go from dehydrator to processor. So many green still on the plants. These yeilds are from two hot paper lanterns, two Thai peppers, and five habaneros…

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what’s the ‘mater?

So… we had this volunteer tomato plant, random in the yard, that I transplanted into the second tomato bed. The plant grew massive, sporting tiny little fruit that took forever to grow. I found one with color today. First one off the plant in the second week of August. It’s that dimpled yellow one above… […]

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portulaca! portulaca! portulaca!

The portulaca border is (mostly) stunning. On to the mostly bit: where the gate path drops a half step, the portulaca is decidedly not thriving. The stunted plants look healthy other than their relative size. There is no indication of overwatering, even less considering the slope continues downward past the path end. The division line […]

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…has arrived! Only a few types of hot peppers made it into the ground this summer, but those that did are big and bushy, and full of fruit!

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today in the garden

Even in the heat, I got a small amount of work done this past weekend. The basil plants have spent months in their little plastic grow pots. They are leggy and sad, but I got most of them planted on Sunday. Hopefully, they will recover and produce for the rest of summer. The delay was […]

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terra cotta

Say ‘Hello’ to Terra Cotta, one of the new tomato varieties in our garden: A green cap fades into beautiful orange skin. The meat is a marbled mix of the two colors. The taste is high in acid but more berry-like in its sweetness.

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