Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harvest Updates

Peppers, Watermelon and Redleaf lettuce
Pumpkin, lotsa Zucchinis and a dinky watermelon

Monday, September 28, 2009

August 2009 Harvest Tally

Sorry this is so belated. Life has been hectic for me and tallying up these numbers do take a good chunk of time.

Asian Pear 25.25 lbs

Tomatoes 20.81 lbs

Figs 18.47 lbs

Carrots 06.13 lbs

Tangerines 05.50 oz

Zucchini 05.31 lbs

Komatsuna 04.94 lbs

Watermelon 04.63 lbs

Bulb onion 04.25 oz

Petit Gris Musk Mel 03.00 lbs

Broccoli Greens 02.88 lbs

Beans(green+purple) 02.29 lbs

Bittermelon 01.85 lbs

Green Tomatoes 01.81 lbs

Japanese Cucumber 01.72 lbs

Eggplant 01.11 lbs

New Zealand Spinach 13.00 oz

Kale 10.00 oz

Stevia 04.50 oz

Peppers 03.50 oz

Basil(sweet&purple) 01.80 lbs

Blackberries 01.50 oz

Myoga 01.00 oz

Strawberries 01.00 oz


Peaches 15.50 lbs


Limes 06.50 oz

Pounds tallied: 98.20 lbs

Ounces tallied: 36.30 oz =2.68 lbs

Total: 100.88 lbs

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some pictures of Harvest

Zucchini, Peppers and Tomatoes
Stevia drying in the shade

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Fall" Garden Updates

Peppers finally flourishing after the Pepper Weevil attack.
Red spider mites devastating our tomato crops. The leaves are turning gray because the mites suck out all the chlorophyll. We decided to yank all the tomatoes out even though most of them are green. Time for more green tomato salsa.
White Guavas starting to turn color
Navel Oranges growing big
Late season corn, about 4' tall, very short, but bearing fruit
Sunchokes blossoming.
Dwarf Cavendish Banana that was transplanted from the other house earlier this year is thriving in it's new location. Wanna know the secret? We buried chicken bones by it. Bones contain high levels of Potassium, which the Bananas love. Check out the first photo of the Dwarf Cavendish when we first transplanted it to see the difference!
White Hibiscus type flowers in full bloom
small jack-o-lantern pumpkin turning color.
This bed has some sleeping garlic bulbs, and a line of Romaine Lettuce.
Gerbera Daisies enjoying the sun.

Home grown/home made foods

Homegrown eggplant, carrots and peppers in this Coconut Chicken Curry
Homegrown carrots & zucchini in this tofu stir-fry
Home grown peppers, tomoatoes and zucchini in this fajita meal

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Garden Updates

Here's some Corn, Beans and Kabocha pumpkins growing in the former pond area.

Tomatoes and Peppers...all being attached by Flea Beetles and Red Mites. ugh....
Very tiny Jack-0-Lantern Pumpkin
First Tomato/Egglant bed almost clear. We are thinking of planting Garlic and Carrots here next.
One of many harvests

Bug Action

I couldn't believe it when I found this Praying Mantis enjoying a wasp for it's meal! It's bug eat bug world around here!
Ladybird beetle laying it's next generation.