No pro here, just someone who killed enough plants to learn what works. Sad but true.
There is a spot in my yard that you stand and when the breeze blows westward it smells of tangerine, orange, and tangelo blossoms; and when the wind is eastward it smells of lemon blossoms and roses. I just stand there until I’m ready to pass out.
90′s just north of Red Bluff CA today, zone 9a. Started eating our first strawberries last week: seascape and alpines. We’ve had lettuce from the greenhouse since Jan and Kale for the last month. Tomatillo and eggplant seeds are in and we almost forgot the okra when we planted.
All of it in raised beds. Plant anything in ground and risk feeding the crabgrass. Mulching the trees keeps it away, but you just have to let it go among the raspberries if you want to grow in-ground. I sold my Dad’s old Troybilt because we just don’t do soil work anymore. The sheep and horse keep the boxes and pots full.
All is blooming; aronia, goumi, oranges, tangelos, lemons, mandarins, medlar, azarole, pawpaws, and the olives are showing to be packed this year. The gravenstein apples bloomed well with only a hint of fireblight…whew. Peaches and nectarines took the lime-sulfur to heart and I only had leaf curl on one leaf from a redhaven I just planted. Fully drip irrigated and we had to start in april. Otherwise this country only grows oaks.
My hardy kiwis look great on the trellis over the well house. Gotta plant two!
I tried cold-hardy bananas in the new greenhouse this year because in the norcal heat the citrus trees go dormant and I need the shade. The nanners grew so fast this last two weeks I had to put them in the ground. If they get 10-12 ft before they too slow down I will have [...]
1967Tbolt commented on the diary post Sam Donaldson Goes All Founding Fathers on Jan Helfeld’s Ass by Mark Pelta.
That redhead in the back has it all goin on.
I dropped $40 at Dkos before I realized how vehemently they attack any dissent. The response that drove me off the site was Kos’s reply to a member considering a third party vote. He responded “Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you. Banned” That was the last day I viewed the site. There was no recognition that [...]
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