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29 07, 2020

Let Me Show You a Photo of My Baby… Watermelon

By |2020-07-29T12:46:16-07:00July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Even watermelons are adorable when they're babies. This is Little Baby Flower, a compact plant that produces 10-12 fruit only 6" across when ripe. Perfect melon for 2.

1 11, 2019

Video: “Happy Red” Japanese Tomato

By |2019-11-06T12:32:43-08:00November 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Bought a Japanese tomato with no idea what it would be. I wasn't disappointed.Last spring I picked up a variety of odd-ball tomatoes from a local nursery. One was a complete mystery because the tag was printed in Japanese. An attempt to use Google Translate revealed only that it was "happy red" and "not much disease," which, fortunately, turned out to be true. Here's a quick video from August on the tomato: And here's the plant tag from the  [keep reading...]

16 09, 2014

Lion’s Mane Takes the Heat

By |2014-09-16T08:01:42-07:00September 16th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

September is a tough month for plants here in San Diego. The end of summer brings lots of heat and sun, it hasn't rained in six months, and we're in the midst of a drought so I water only sparingly. As a result, there's just a few plants that actually look good this time of year and Leonotus leourus or Lion's Mane happens to be one of them. It's a native of Southern Africa and does quite well here in  [keep reading...]

24 05, 2014

Sunflowers know summer is here

By |2014-05-23T18:14:42-07:00May 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Summer unofficially begins this weekend and as if on cue, Mother Nature is delivering warm weather and clear skies. The sunflowers, which have been languishing all spring, seem to know this and are responding accordingly. It's almost as if this Kong sunflower is lifting its face and drinking the sunshine in today.

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