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Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

October 24, 2012

Finally got to visit the botanical gardens last weekend!

Balloon Over the House

October 17, 2012
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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!

Balloon over the house

Balloon over the house

Albuquerque to Santa Fe

October 17, 2012

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.

Balloons at the Balloon Fiesta

A few balloons landing

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Santa Fe Farmers Market

October 17, 2012

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!

Lots of peppers!

Beautiful garlic strands

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Final Yields for 2012 and Taking a Break…

September 17, 2012

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!

Mild Summer = Tomatoes in August

August 9, 2012

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:

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

Tomato plant & green tomatoes July 31st

These gems are just about ready:

Tomatoes getting ripe on July 31st

Tomatoes getting ripe on July 31st

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.

More Tomato Harvests

August 9, 2012

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.

Tomato harvest, 3rd week of July

Tomato harvest, 3rd week of July

Tomato harvest, 3rd week of July

Tomato harvest, 3rd week of July

Tomato harvest, 4th week of July

Tomato harvest, 4th week of July

Tomato harvest, 4th week of July

Tomato harvest, 4th week of July

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.