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 Post subject: Desert Gawdin
New postPosted: April 20th, 2017, 12:44 am 
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The other day I took a few pictures in the backyard as I was watering. My gardener waters early every morning, but when the afternoon temps got into the 100s, based on how the tomatoes looked and all the small plants just getting started, I decided to start watering after work.

The vegetibbles I've picked so far include only tomatoes and a couple different kinds of hot peppers. My gardener said he planted some other things, but he couldn't remember the names in English, and I don't speak much Hindi, just hello, how are you kind of stuff.

Does anybody recognize the plant below the banana? It's also in the photo with pepper and tomato, only a few leaves, but the leaves are closer to the camera.


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File comment: Sugar cane. It's twice as tall as I am. I think the exterior wall is 6 meters high, plus concertina wire. The walls to the left and right are only 4 meters high. The patio is like an oven.
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 Post subject: Re: Desert Gawdin
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Chawlie, I recognize the tomatoes(better get them off the ground). The banana, And is that lemon grass? The rest, I have no clue. Tomatoes look good. Break out the mayo and make some white bread!


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Gawdin
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Lemon grass? Ha! Read the "File Comment" caption. It's 12 foot tall sugarcane. So far, no harm, no foul with tomatoes on the ground. I did, however, lose one to heat because it was touching the wall.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Gawdin
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I need better glasses Chawlie. Actually, I was guessing with out reading. I do need to water my lemon grass.


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My daughter in Bahrain just sent me this from inside "her walls".

My Desert Rose (Adenium) blooms again after a year. But it's worth the wait.


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Awt, dat looks like frangipani, aka Plumeria. They are gawgiss. There's a white one growing near my pawkin' place at work.

I may have to shop for plants today. Half of my "high biscuits" (hibiscus) in the front yard didn't survive last summer, and most of the ones left look like sticks with a few little tufts of tiny leaves here and there.

In front, my rosemary and several basil are thriving, but almost everything else was cool season stuff, which my gardener has pulled out. I'm not sure what he replanted, but one early bloomer looks like bacon and eggs lantana.

The compound replaces all the flowers along the through streets (side yards, not front) four times a year.

I will try to remember to take more pitchas.


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Ben's bet? Basil.


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Ben's bet? Basil.


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