Sunday, August 29, 2010


Today I picked a giant zucchini!!! The reason I am so excited is because it came from a seed! This was my first success with growing a plant from seed!

Another reason I am excited: it finally cooled off!!! I love fall more than any other season!! I am so happy! :) The cooler temperature is making me want to bake something in the kitchen... I am thinking zucchini bread? Or muffins? Hmmmmm... what else can I do with this zucchini...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pomegranate Potential!

For as long as I can remember, my grandfather's backyard has always been home to bright red, juicy pomegranates. Some of my earliest memories involve picking these interesting fruits and picking out the seeds. 

The other day, he brought over a baby! A baby pomegranate plant that is! :) I did some researching, and learned that pomegranate shrubs can grow to be 20 - 30 feet tall!! They are adaptable to areas with cool winters and hot summers (perfect!), and usually begin producing fruit after 3 years.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Neighborhood Apples

Apple season is here!! The other day, I spotted an apple tree growing happily in a neighbor's yard!

Apples were covering the ground and rolling into the street! Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone's yards were overflowing with fruit?

I've been wanting an apple tree so badly... but I wasn't sure which variety would actually do well in a desert environment. However, this one seemed to be doing excellent! Then it dawned on me... why not plant the seeds from this one?!