Finally got to visit the botanical gardens last weekend!
Balloon Fiesta was last week in Albuquerque. I was sitting outside enjoying the nice weather, when I heard a wooooosh… looked up and saw a balloon above the house!
My new place isn’t available until November, so I am staying with a family member during the month of October. This means a daily commute to the job in Santa Fe! These pics were taken in a car so they’re not great, but this is the view on the ride from ABQ to SF.
My first week here is also the week of the balloon fiesta. Almost every morning on the ride to work we saw balloons in the sky. It looked really neat, and also surreal – it’s not often that you see so many objects hovering in the sky.
A few days after I arrived in Santa Fe I was able to check out the Farmer’s Market in town. It was fantastic and I look forward to shopping here regularly!
I have updated my yields page with the final harvests for the year. Gardening has been good this year. I am very happy with the amount of summer vegetables that I have gotten from the garden. The tomatoes have rocked – so glad, because one must have tomatoes in the summer. Tons of tomato sandwiches and tomato-filled salads…. can’t ask for anything more.
Next month, Lynn’s Garden will be moving from the southeastern United States to the High Desert area of the United States… Santa Fe, New Mexico. Transition will be happening soon, and the New Mexico garden will not appear until the spring/early summer of next year. It may be container gardening, it may be a large in-ground plot. It’s all open right now… I may add some photos of the migration and various other observations, but actual garden pics and garden activity will be dormant until next spring… spring in Santa Fe!
I look forward to seeing you all then!
This garden is an all afternoon-sun garden. It starts getting sun at 11:00 am, and continues to get full sun until 7:00 – 7:30. The hot summers of the last few years combined with the fusarium in the soil pretty much has meant that everything is done by August. Going into August this year, I still have tons of green tomatoes on the plants! These pics are just a few of the plants on July 31st:
These gems are just about ready:
I started the season with 18 plants. About 8 of them took a while to get going, and 3 of those grew very little and still have not gotten large enough to flower until last week! Very strange. As of now, 3 of the tomato plants have already succumbed to fusarium and a fourth is pretty close – but all of these produced good quantity and quality tomatoes before they finished.
Two more tomato harvests since the last pics. These are from the 3rd and 4th week of July. I am still getting tomatoes, but they are definitely smaller now than these first harvests. They sure are pretty – and tasty! So far I have harvested about 30 lbs. of tomatoes from the garden.
I think that as long as I grow tomatoes, I will always grow Cherokee Purple. It is my favorite tomato – all of these have been good but the cp steals the show.