Page Five: May 2023 And Things Are Picking Up
The weather remains cool. The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 26 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest month of the year in Orange is December, with an average low of 46°F and high of 68°F.
We are hoping it will heat up a bit so things will begin to grow!
These ought to be interesting!
Did You Know? - Indigo Blue Berries cherry tomatoes are small fruits, averaging 1 to 2 ounces in weight and 1 to 3 centimeters in diameter, and have a round, somewhat uniform appearance. The tomato's skin is smooth, taut, and glossy and ripens from an amethyst hue to a dark purple, almost black tone. Indigo Blue Berries cherry tomatoes develop their darkest pigments on the sun-exposed side, while the shaded surface will showcase a dark maroon tone.
Underneath the surface, the red-brown flesh is thin, aqueous, and succulent, encasing a center filled with tiny golden yellow seeds suspended in a gelatinous liquid. Indigo Blue Berries cherry tomatoes will have a slight give when squeezed and contribute a crisp and tender, popping sensation when bitten. The tomato's flesh has a prominently sweet and fruity flavor balanced with acidity to create a sweet, tangy, and sharp taste.
5/1/2023 - We moved the bench from the front yard to the back so we can rest after gardening!
"When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant."
5/2/2023 - Come on bush beans; we need you!
The protectors of the garden!
Did You Know? - The marigold is one of the most well-known insect-repelling plants and with good reason — they have a scent that will keep pests like mosquitoes, nematodes like cabbage worms, and other pests away. Plant marigolds to attract beneficial insects that attack and kill aphids.
5/2/2023 - We have our own little nursery!
Sweet Pea is picking sweet peas!
We had fennell but did NOT know what to do with it
We thought it was dill in the store.
We will plant more in the fall and now we know what to do with it!
YouTube to the rescue!
Our blueberries are coming into season!
5/2/2023 - We are on the watch for any signs
5/3/2023 - The weather is changing!
5/4/2023 - More rain this evening; we got an inch!
5/4/2023 - Blue Boy and Pinky find new homes in our yard!
5/5/2023 - We put Dr. Mary to work!!
5/5/2023 - We put edibles to enhance our meals
Did You Know? - Nasturtiums are a beautiful flowering plant that is easy to grow and wonderful to cook with. The whole plant is edible, from the flowers to the leaves and is packed full of flavour and beneficial vitamins and minerals.
5/6/2023 - More tomatoes in the southwest garden!!
5/15/2023 - The corn is getting up a head of steam!
5/15/2023 - Mary's sweetpeas are going wild!!!
5/15/2023 - The business end of the garden sees a lot of activities.
5/16/2023 - Paul & Scout on the morning garden inspection walk!!
5/19/2023 - The first red tomato!!!
"You know you're a gardener when you're happy to devote three months of your life growing tomatoes to save $1.27."
5/19/2023 - The cages are in place if they get taller!!
5/19/2023 - Carlos comes to the rescue!!
5/20/2023 - Just for Miss Vicky
5/20/2023 - Mary inspects Mama's transplant job
5/20/2023 - Dr. Mary garnishes everything
5/20/2023 - From the garden!
5/20/2023 - Everything looks great at night
5/22/2023 - Hard at work
5/21/2023 - The start of our grape vineyard
5/24/2023 - The tassels are forming and getting ready to make corn
5/25/2023 - Look at the baby
5/25/2023 - Zucchini time
5/25/2023 - Go big red
5/25/2023 - The caught the pea picker!
5/25/2023 - We are off to Mexico so the cart had to be waterproofed!