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Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jul 12, 2015 - 02:51pm PT
Impatients?

Nice balcony.
bringmedeath

climber
la la land
Jul 12, 2015 - 03:28pm PT
Credit: bringmedeath
Thousands of huechera and huecherella in one of my greenhouses.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jul 12, 2015 - 04:30pm PT
It was actually a question about what it is, not a comment on spelling. I did look it up though.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 12, 2015 - 05:18pm PT
How does my garden grow?

Like it was in some alternate universe where Seattle is in the "You can grow anything, anytime" climatic zone.

We were picking ripe tomatoes in June.

Which probably moves all you SoCal gardeners to say "So?", but which is completely twilight-zone up here. My garden is full of fruits and veggies which shouldn't be here for another six or eight weeks.

I heard an interview with a University of Washington meteorologist in late May, in which he said this year is shaping up to be a preview of what the Seattle climate will be like in 2070, if their forecasts are correct. Which is a bummer, cuz it'll be hard for me to enjoy tomatoes in June when I've been dead for thirty or forty years.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 12, 2015 - 08:58pm PT
hey there say, lollie... the impatients (?) well, they grow really lovely in FULL SHADE... other than that, they will grow, but will not be near as pretty at all...

it IS amazing though, how lovely they fill in shady areas... :)
and me--with ALL this shade, :))


my mom taught me about them, years ago... glad she did...

i always ALWAYS lived in the sun... but here, wow, it is soooo different...
not much sun here... and this large huge oak, keeps the few sunny days, at bay, as well...


miss the summers... but, love the fact that i have a place to live, where i can get by okay, :)
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 13, 2015 - 04:43pm PT
Harvest day for Lamb Haas.





I ended up with about a third more than I anticipated.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 28, 2015 - 10:26pm PT
Same avocado - took two weeks to ripen.


( guacamole ingredients )

Everything but the onion grew here in the yard.



Went good with this:



Santana's in Joshua Tree makes what they call a California Quesadilla - Jack cheese & fresh bell pepper - and they're damn good.
I put two bell peppers in this one. One fresh and the other one roasted.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 22, 2015 - 09:05pm PT


The natural bird spookers are surprisingly effective.



My Bhut Jolokias are starting to turn color. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them. I've never even seen one before.





I know what I'm doing with the Jalapenos...



...canning them in sugar and vinegar.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 22, 2015 - 09:17pm PT
Awesome Chaz!!!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 22, 2015 - 09:22pm PT
My wifes lotuses are in their full glory......they sit in a pond, the rest of the property is hammered, damn drought!

Credit: Charlie D.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 22, 2015 - 10:46pm PT
hey there say, chaz... wonderful stuff!!!

and charlie D... sweet lilies...


thanks for sharing...

here is my humble garden:
not sure if this IS TOO LARGE...

will update, if need be...
am finally JUST getting the beans, too, by the way...

testing, testing... did not downsize the pic yet... :&#41;
testing, testing... did not downsize the pic yet... :)
Credit: neebee


DID get a lot of peaches, but they were 'bugged' this time, as, i did not get to spray oils on them, as, it was too rainy, always... oh my...

but, i got about HALF of each peach, good, so i made peach-sauces...
:)


Credit: neebee


Credit: neebee
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Aug 23, 2015 - 12:49am PT
Chaz that is a beautiful series of images. Ho Mahn! Mouth watering.

It must be a magnificent feeling to bring such a thing to fruition (literally). My farmer bud has suffered two orange crop failures back to back (hard freezes just before harvest) and this year his heirloom tomato crop was devastated by drought-driven field mice plagues.

Its been tough to watch.

Well done bro.

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2015 - 11:16am PT
Great posts!! I'll try to get some pictures up soon.

Chaz, you can make Yucatan relish with the Jolokias.

*Roast til soft, don't burn skins.
*Throw everything but the stems into blender.
*Add fresh squeezed lime juice and salt til smooth blended. Not too much salt.

They're all natural preservatives so it lasts a REALLY long time.
Use just dibs and dabs to sexy up pizza, eggs, soups, tacos, everything!!
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