Tomatillos! How I love these fruits! Not just raw or roasted in salsa, but raw sprinkled with salt makes a crunchy delicious snack and once dehydrated makes a chewy snack that has a hint of apple flavor. These continue to produce into Oct!
We have a cactus that produces beautiful pink explosions of flowers in the front yard. Truly stunning. A little ray of sunshine to court us as we looked out the kitchen window.
Berries! Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, what a treat! Delicious bursts of nature’s sugar! I have planted more strawberries and all the blueberries, and the raspberries came with the house
Tomatoes getting bigger but still green. Merge flowers popping up all over.
I swear this house came with simple instructions of “Just add water and wait to be surprised.”
I went to Nopalito Nursery in Ventura. They are this great locally owned nursery that carries drought tolerant native plants.
I love that.
What I love even more is that they had blueberry plants 2 for 1 in December.
So I bought myself 8 blueberry plants for $60.
Turns out you need more than one type of blueberry if you actually want any fruit off of them. Not sure if this is all blueberries or just the Highbush kind that I bought (Vaccinium sp.). I bought 3 varietals. “Misty“, “Sunshine Blue“, and “Jubilee”
Can’t wait. I already learned that I probably planted them too close together. I am banking on that they are often grown in patio pots
I made little hand painted rocks so I know who is who. I used “black gold” (compost) for the soil mixture and mulched with redwood/cyprus debris from under those trees to keep pH low.
Time will reveal the color of my thumb.