Indio, California: The veggies and herbs
have been planted - a full three weeks earlier than last year.
It is amazing how much we enjoy the herbs from these three pots - and amazing
how many tomatoes we harvested
The pots are irrigated on a timer. Mint and oregano made it over
the summer (seasons are switched here - with the concern being that your plants
will survive the 120° summers). I added a Roma tomato, rosemary and
Nothing survived the summer in the center pot, so I filled it with a cherry
tomato (my first cherry tomato plant ever), basil, sage and Italian parsley.
Obviously the thyme made it through the summer and now
supplies all the neighbors with the fragrant herb. Dave thinks it is a mess, but
I think it is pretty. I added another Roma tomato.
It will be fun to watch the garden grow - and so much more convenient to snip
off a sprig of basil or rosemary rather than purchasing those plastic containers
from the grocer.
Other activities of the day included watching (TV) the Ducks
beat the Beavers - always fun - in basketball. GO DUCKS!
Late afternoon, we took a cruise around the resort in our golf cart and saw
We could not find an owner, nor anyone to explain why this
VW bus was parked on the street - but she was simply gorgeous and completely
restored. The front windows open "out"!
Remember a few weeks ago when we stopped to the Mexican grocery chain, Cardenas, on our way from Yuma to
Borrego Springs and bought a grilled chicken? That bird fed us several meals
and then I boiled the bones with an onion, cilantro and a jalapeno to make a
Mexican-inspired stock, added the meat from a breast and froze the
concoction. This evening I added a can of diced tomatoes and a handful of
rice to make a simple healthy soup. Kinda like "tortilla soup with
rice" or something...
Garnished with crushed tortilla chips, avocado and cilantro,
it was a very nice dinner - and there is enough for lunch Monday as well.
One bird, ten meals.
SLOGGER REPORT: 4 miles, "around the block".
Until my next update, I remain, your farming correspondent.
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