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Punts Banda

Collected from the Punta Banda Peninsula in Baja California. Plants produce hundreds of red meaty, thick skinned fruits despite heat, water stress and poor soil.

Lemon Cuke Cucumber: "the best all around for yield, disease resistance, ease of growing and taste this year. I always peel, but you wouldn't have to if you didn't want to. They never went bitter. Even in 106 degree weather! They still produced in 106 degree temps, but sparsely. They picked their tremendous production back up when the temps came back down to the 90's. definitely a favorite to grow."

The shape, size and color of a lemon but the flavor is sweet and mild! This heirloom cucumber was introduced in 1894 Lemon cuke cucumber

Nichols Heirloom tomatos are volunteer seeds that have adapted beautifully to the desert conditions of Tuscon; very heat tolerant.

Nichols Heirloom pink cherry tomato, loves heat and full sun, good for growing in the desert

(FA'14 pin) NSS' Champion radishes.  Extremely successful, good taste.  Making multiple plantings this season, staggered.  Only put one in ground so far.  11/17 - And it doesn't look healthy, not like spring's.  11/27 - Still not good.  1/17 - Total fail.  PLAN:  Plant again in SP'15.  *To harvest as food.

(FA'14 pin) NSS' Champion radishes. Extremely successful, good taste. Making multiple plantings this season, staggered. Only put one in ground so far. 11/17 - And it doesn't look healthy, not like spring's. 11/27 - Still not good. 1/17 - Total fail. PLAN: Plant again in SP'15. *To harvest as food.

Seeds > Common Beans next product previous product Tarahumara Bakamina PC034 Rare, disappearing variety. Semi-pole plants produce tiny, burgundy, kidney-shaped seeds with a black ring around the hilum. Occasional solid black and speckled beans. Pods are quite long and make excellent green beans. Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.

Seeds > Common Beans next product previous product Tarahumara Bakamina PC034 Rare, disappearing variety. Semi-pole plants produce tiny, burgundy, kidney-shaped seeds with a black ring around the hilum. Occasional solid black and speckled beans. Pods are quite long and make excellent green beans. Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.

Plants and Shrubs That Like Coffee Grounds.  "While they may not increase soil acidity, coffee grounds are a rich source of fatty acids, essential oils and nutrients that enrich soil. The types of plants and shrubs that benefit from using coffee grounds in the soil depends on the way the grounds are used."  Nice article.

Plants & Shrubs That Like Coffee Grounds

Although coffee grounds are widely believed to be an acidifying agent when added to garden soil, the pH of grounds usually tends to be closer to neutral. That is not to say that coffee grounds are .

Tomatillos are required for good salsa verde.

Zuni The small sweet fruit have been semi-cultivated by the Zuni of northern New Mexico for more than a century. Can be roasted in an oven, blended with garlic, onion, chile and cilantro as a hot sauce.

O'odham Ke:li Ba:so F005 “Old woman's knees,” referring to the knobby appearance of the fruit. A favorite of Tohono O'odham and Pima low- desert farmers. Fruits are casaba type with light green flesh. Very tasty—a staff favorite. Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet.

O'odham Ke:li Ba:so “Old woman's knees,” referring to the knobby appearance of the fruit. A favorite of Tohono O'odham and Pima low- desert farmers. Fruits are casaba type with light green flesh. Very tasty—a staff favorite. seeds per packet.

Farmers Market Winter Soup: a blend of sweet flavors.

Farmers Market Winter Soup: a blend of sweet flavors

This uniquely hued pumpkin has a russet brown shell and is orange on the inside. It's named "Fairy Tale" for its Cinderella's coach-like shape.

Long Island Improved  100-115 days from transplanting. 24" stalks produce heavy yields of 1 1/2" round to oval-shaped, tight, dark green sprouts that are sweet and tender when steamed. This variety is best grown where moderate temperatures (60-75° F) persist for an extended..

Long Island Improved days from transplanting. stalks produce heavy yields of 1 round to oval-shaped, tight, dark green sprouts that are sweet and tender when steamed. This variety is best grown where moderate temperatures F) persist for an extended.

Pruning Tomatoes with Lee Reich ~ http://www.finegardening.com/Videos/

Pruning Tomato Plants -- Lee Reich, author of "The Pruning Book," shows you how to prune a tomato plant to keep it healthy and producing better fruit.

WI Gold 55's

Premium organic heirloom vegetable and herb plants.

Biblio Aesthetica

Schoen took to naming the various colors and patterns that emerged — "circus colors," "true rainbow," "deep blue," and so on.

My herb and chook area growing beautifully. Climbing rose and grape on chook house. Lavender, daisies and herbs my favourites!

Marvelous My herb and chook area growing beautifully. Climbing rose and grape on chook house. Lavender, daisies and herbs my favourites! The post My herb and chook area grow .

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