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 Post subject: Fruit and Vegetibbles in the Desert
New postPosted: May 25th, 2016, 11:05 pm 
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Well, no fruit yet, just buds, but I'm optimistic; and so far I have only one vegetibble, hot peppers. Yesterday after work I took a few photos of my back yard garden. Most of them didn't come out that good, including the establishing shots that show the whole garden, but I did get a few worth looking at. It's going to be a challenge for the next few months. This week we've had a couple of afternoons with 111 degree temperatures already.


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File comment: The tallest leaves of the sugar cane are over 2 meters, about 7 feet. You can see the pepper plant in the lower right. My pink begonias are starting to suffer in the heat.
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File comment: Of my 4 pepper plans, 2 are bearing lots of peppers, 1 is growing very bushy but not in fruit, and 1 is small with only a few peppers. I picked some yesterday after work while photographing. They were half green, half yellow, and one starting to get orange on the way to red.
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File comment: My four papaya "trees" are waist high and bushing out a lot. This is the only one that looks like it will bear fruit soon.
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 Post subject: Re: Fruit and Vegetibbles in the Desert
New postPosted: May 26th, 2016, 7:55 am 
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Congratulations on your efforts so far, and best wishes for successful harvests.

I'm curious as to your choice of sugar cane as a crop.


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 Post subject: Re: Fruit and Vegetibbles in the Desert
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My gardener scrounged the sugar cane. By the time he told me, it was a done deal. He is the compound's mechanic, and moonlights doing gardening and washing cars for a nominal monthly fee. When I was slow to buy plants, he started scrounging, so the gardens bear little resemblance to my plans. The are now more his gardens than mine. :lol:


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