Friday, May 25, 2012

Garden Report 2012.05.25 and Sage Discussion

Garden continues happily but more rain is needed soon.  Temperatures in the upper 80°/90° are drying out the soil quickly.
Tomatoes large and small are ripening.
Clockwise from center top:  Cherokee Purple, Grape Tomato, Golden Jubilee, Black Cherry, Sun Gold and Bradley.
Picked the first cucumber.
Picking squash, both yellow and zucchini, regularly.
Blueberries continue to produce.
Green beans are blooming again.  
Watching the figs but they are not ripe yet.

My cousin, who lives in the UK, and I were discussing sage today.  So here are pictures of my sage for comparison with the English varieties.

First, the cooking herb version of sage from the garden.

And the Silverado Sage shrub that is purported to predict coming rain when it blooms.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Garden Report 2012.0505

Everything is still growing and blooming, though we need rain!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Picked the first blackberries (2) and the first zucchini today.

More green beans, carrots and a few more snow peas.