What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

nope, can't grow blueberries in San Diego

Umm, then what are these, mean Home Depot garden dept lady? Cause I'm pretty sure I just picked them off of the plant I am growing in my back yard. Sure, I had to put a cage around them so the birds didn't get them first, but once I did that, we started getting a few each day, with today's being the biggest crop so far. They're pretty tasty too.

And oh my goodness, it's going to be time to cage the strawberries soon, it looks like!

They've really grown a lot.

I'll have to remember to take a pic of our crookneck squash plants (seem to be having some blossom end rot, but very nice looking plants) and cantaloupe and watermelon. So exciting!

And my volunteer tomato patch is also coming along nicely too.


LisaBella said...

Hey!?! Where did you get the blueberry plants to start?

lola coca-cola said...

Home Depot. When I bought the plant a year and a half ago they had a bunch of different varieties, so I asked the woman who was working there which was the best one for SD. She assured me that none would bear fruit here.

StarBerry said...

We saw the plants at City Farmer's too. 4 or 5 months ago and when we talked to the woman there she said they harvest twice a year!

live said...

lorien, you crack me up "mean Home Depot garden dept lady"...oh and blueberries are my very favorite fruit so i will be adding them to my garden once we get a yard...thanks!


Shauna said...

My yellow squash are rotting at the ends where the blossoms are too. What is that? Last night I was picking the blossoms off but I don't know if I was doing the right thing.

lola coca-cola said...

I am not sure mine is blossom end rot. Picking the blossoms off may or may not help, but I tend to pick off the squash that aren't faring well, they're probably not going to get bigger. Here is an article about blossom end rot. I'm going to try spreading some crushed (in the food processor once they're completely dried out) egg shells around. And I fertilize often with fish emulsion, squash are pretty big feeders.

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practice anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)