Thursday, June 11, 2015

My tomatoes are a failure



And the zukes and cukes. Let's not even mention the lettuce.

Hardly anything reseeded in the raised beds this year. A little sage, kale (of course), rosemary (always). The Labrador has plumped up nicely -- might be ready to harvest by mid-July or so.

If you've attempted Labradors, you know of which I speak -- they all look the same on the outside. You just don't know whether you've got a sweet one, a sour one, or a real stinker.

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  1. Tastes like chicken?

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  2. I think you have to keep them well supplied with avocados so they're sweeter.

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  3. And, according to a master-gardener, by mid-summer, you have to squeeze them daily and test for ripeness. Kind of labor-intensive, but apparently worth it. Well, off to google -- scoping out some recipes.

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  4. My tomatoes are no good, either. I've got two plants but only one little, round, green thing.

    And not one Labrador has come in. Not a single one. It must be the drought.

    Bellis may be right about the avocados.

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  5. When it comes to this veggie, I'm thinking sous-vide. Lots of garlic.

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  6. Is the color of their tongue a test for ripeness?

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  7. blame it on the humidity... nurseries and gardeners have told me winter was not that cold, we had humidity, also, trees have bloomed too early as well as flowers..

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  8. I don't know why Albert is blowing a raspberry. Maybe I told him to stop barking or to leave the cat alone.

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  9. I think most Labradors are all sweet wrapped around stinker. Just sayin'. That would explain the raspberry, the barking, and playing with Cat.

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  10. My tomatoes and zucchini look great. It's the jalepeƱos I'm worried about! I've never developed a taste for Labrador...

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  11. Got heavy rain last night. Our garden will EXPLODE this weekend after that happening. We're in the early stages here. Every year something that has done so well struggles. The life of a gardener, I guess. Ah... to be a dog.

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  12. Love Albert!

    As I have many hungry ants on my garden, I could not to have a nice orchard at the momment... Fortunately the ants don't like to eat my agaves attenuata!

    Wishing to all a nice weekend!

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  13. Yes, Lab is an acquired taste. I envy your successful gardens, and commiserate with Sonia.

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  14. Define stinker.

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  15. I havn't planted a thing - including all those drought tolerant plants I purchased pre-Ramona having a guy drive through her house. An it's still not fixed. Am I off point?

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  16. I am holding out hope for my tomatoes. But I think the mole from last year is back. It is slowly eating the roots. I am devastated.

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  17. Next time you're in the market, pick a Jack Russell because then you know what you've got, which is nothing sweet or sour but just a terrorist and rotten to the core.

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  18. Hi Karin,
    I am glad you liked the post of my mother at the piano.
    Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Lots of hugs,
    Sonia.

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  19. Me again,
    Sorry, but I could not to send e-mails to you. I have been got this message when I send e-mail to you: "I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to "
    But I can receive your e-mail without any problem.
    Hugs.

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  20. Continuing: The subject of the email is "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender".
    Hugs.

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  21. Ahhhh Albert!!! Always a sure thing in the garden!!!
    No tomatoes, zukes, or anything in our garden...trying to resurrect the rose garden and the hillside plantings from 4 1/2 years of not much TLC...

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  22. I see Albert is ready to do a "taste test"....
    And he does look nearly ripe ;)

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