20 08, 2015

Late summer harvest

By |2015-08-16T13:26:24-07:00August 20th, 2015|Garden|

Summer still has a month to go, but the garden is starting to look tired. All the heat and sun has the spring plantings kicking out their last. I won't be planting anything new until mid-September when fall crops will have a better chance of surviving. In the meantime, I'm happy that we're still harvesting grapes, tomatoes, squash, peppers, lemons and limes.

21 06, 2015

Perlette Table Grape

By |2015-07-05T09:41:02-07:00June 21st, 2015|Garden|

I bought a dozen 1 year old table grape vines from Peaceful Valley Farms last year (a real deal at just $5 a vine). Last year they didn't do much. I let them run wild and get established. This past winter I pruned and trellised them and have tried to keep them trained on the trellis. Looks like the work is paying off. This is a bunch of Perlette table grapes. I've also got Concord and Black Monukka clusters ripening  [keep reading...]

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