Monthly Archives: August 2014


As Hilda commented on a recent post, okra flowers are beautiful.  I don’t see them during the week because they’re usually closed by the time I get home and pick vegetables.  When I saw one blooming today, I thought I … Continue reading

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Harvest & Tomato Blight

It rained most of last week, so we didn’t pick vegetables and fruit until Sunday (August 24th).  If you handle plants when they are wet, you can more easily transfer diseases between them. We got some nice ‘ichiban imp’ eggplant despite all … Continue reading

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First Okra

We harvested the first okra of the year this afternoon. We also picked some green beans (buried under the other vegetables), four eggplant, several tomatoes, and some blackberries.

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Beans, Eggplant, Tomatoes, & Blackberries

Time for my bidiurnal (every two days) harvest.  I didn’t write about Saturday’s harvest, but it was much the same as today except that I got fewer tomatoes and I picked a couple of ‘sweet banana’ peppers as I wanted to use … Continue reading

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Beans, Tomatoes, & Blackberries

Tonight, I checked the moisture levels in my garden beds and although they weren’t quite dry yet, decided that I should water the garden.  I moved the hose from place to place and waited until enough water soaked into the soil. … Continue reading

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Lemon Fruit & Flowers, Summer 2014

The (only) fruit that my lemon tree set while it was indoors last winter has grown considerably and is now getting ripe. At about 2.75 inch (70 mm) diameter and over 3 inches (76 mm) long, it’s probably the largest … Continue reading

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Beans, Cabbage, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Blackberries, and Peppers

It’s August now, so we’re entering the peak vegetable harvest time.  Today, we picked beans, pak choi cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, and blackberries. The beans are from all three varieties of pole beans:  ‘Kentucky blue,’ ’emerite,’ and ‘rattlesnake.’  There are 3 lb. … Continue reading

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