Citrus Spring in Baja

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It has been quite a while since I have updated my blog! I am attempting to discipline myself to write again. There is so much to write about that at times I feel I can’t choose a topic, so I have decided just to plunge ahead with whatever comes to mind first! Read the rest of this entry »

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Not Really a Yard Long, But Delicious Anyway!

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A while ago I wrote about how I am trying out some new varieties of vegetables in our garden this year. One of the new ones is a bean that goes by the name of Asparagus beans, or yard long beans. They aren’t really a yard long; more like eighteen inches. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Shape Up

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Dwarf apricot tree photo by Toni Martinez
Dwarf apricot tree

In my small yard I have an abundance of fruit trees, including several types of citrus, banana, and stone fruits. Most of my stone fruit trees are dwarf trees because I want them to fit better in a more confined space.

This year I noticed that the trees produced far less fruit than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Eat Your Weedies!

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Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!
Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!

Our summers in Baja are not conducive to growing spinach; it quickly bolts to seed. Our weather does encourage many, many weeds. A few years ago I noticed a plant that grew happily everywhere and one of my Mexican friends asked me if I was growing it on purpose to eat? What?! Growing it on purpose to eat? Read the rest of this entry »