Friday, September 24, 2010

It's been a while...

I apologize for my absence in the blogosphere. It's be a very hectic few weeks since our son started school again.  School schedule reduced my time in the garden to less than 30 a day. I don't have time to jot down our harvest weigh-ins either. We planted papaya seedlings we grew from seed in the front yard. I hope at least on of these plants is a female.
The figs are really at the end of the season now. Alma Paprikas are delicious!
Yes, we're still getting strawberries. Not in huge quantities but, it' a nice addition to our yogurt along with the figs. Our pineapple guavas are somewhat edible too. First Fuji Apple!
Akane apples and everbearing strawberries from the front yard

Friday, September 10, 2010

Really Late Harvest Tally for May 2010

May 2010 Harvest Tally

Loquats 28.82 lbs
Lettuce 15.03 lbs
Strawberry 07.85 lbs
Carrots 05.31 lbs
Cilantro 05.25 lbs
NZ Spinach 02.13 lbs
Garlic 01.31 lbs

Total lbs 65.70 lbs

Snow Peas 07.0 oz
Garlic Chives 08.0 oz
Shiso 07.0 oz

Total oz 22.0 oz = 1.375 lbs

complete total 67.08 lbs

Really Late Harvest Tally for April 2010

April 2010 Harvest Tally

Loquats 25.06 lbs
Garlic 19.50 lbs
Oranges 17.87 lbs
Lettuce 14.40 lbs
Strawberry 13.75 lbs
Onion 12.25 lbs
Baby Carrots 08.00 lbs
NZ Spinach 06.22 lbs
Potatoes 02.00 lbs
Oregano 01.44 lbs
Cilantro 01.12 lbs

Lemon(gifted) 03.60 lbs

Total lbs 125.21 lbs

Kumquat 04.0 oz
Shungiku 01.0 oz
Garlic Chives 06.0 oz

Total oz 11.0 oz = 0.687 lbs

complete total 125.90 lbs

Really Late Harvest Tally for March 2010

March 2010 Harvest Tally

Oranges 38.06 lbs
Lettuce 20.31 lbs
Strawberry 03.85 lbs
Baby Carrots 02.53 lbs
Cilantro 02.03 lbs
Peas 01.90 lbs
Daikon 01.75 lbs

Total lbs 70.43 lbs

Kumquat 13.0 oz
Onion 12.0 oz
Seri 06.0 oz
NZ Spinach 06.0 oz
Aloe 04.0 oz

Total oz 41.0 oz = 2.56 lbs

complete total 72.99 lbs

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Leaf covered with gems

Walking home from dropping off my son at school, I found this beauty!

This photo depicts the fragile balance of life: The irony of this once living leaf, now lifeless, yet a solace to the dew droplets from the drying concrete... Water, the sustainer of life, held here momentarily, captured on "film".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Local farms could be illegal

Does this mean I'm a Criminal? For all of you out there who grow their own food, even if it's just one tomato plant, we are going to be criminals if we let the agri-giants get their way!