Posts Tagged ‘tomato’

good thing I didn’t buy a new pot

August 11, 2008

We just had another hail storm. Hail storms are oddly common here. Just ask my parents who witnessed two hail storms in one week. Of course the hail is no bigger than peas and they melt within seconds, but it’s hail all the same. This evening the hail storm took the top off one of my tomatoes, which immediately solved a problem I was having.

I had an extra tomato seedling. I have 3 pots and I planted 4 tomatoes (more or less) and instead of one failing to come up, everything sprouted. Which only made me want to buy another pot. But, we have a pot-buying moratorium going on right now. So, I was just waiting around for the moratorium to be lifted, to find an abandoned pot (that never happens here), or to suddenly need another tomato plant for some reason. And, now I do!

Next, I need to pull up the lettuce which has started to bolt.

tomatoes and whatnot

July 22, 2008

So things are slowly resolving themselves, and not always in the ways I want them to be resolved, but questions are answered none-the-less.

I did not sell my car to Adolfo’s sister’s friend, but that resolves one issue. We are not getting answers from the Mexican Consulates (yes, multiple) in the US regarding a power of attorney for my father, in order to help us buy our apartment, but that just means that maybe my father will come and visit us soon so that he can sign the paperwork in person.

I got my visa amendment amended, yea! I am looking forward to next month when I get to start the visa renewal paperwork (blech). I also made my lawyer some cookies as a thank you and I just need to get over to her office to deliver them before they mysteriously disappear.

Also, and somewhat unrelated, it seems like everyone is moving, which strikes me as very interesting as I am desperately trying to stay in one place (specifically, buying our apartment) and Juli is heading to England, Wendo is heading to France, Max is heading to Ecuador. Usually, that’s my job! I’m the girl who moves!

I’m not jealous.

In gardening news, I have eaten all but one of the viable radishes (there is one that is so beleaguered that I do not believe it will survive whatever trauma I have bestowed upon it to produce an edible radish). And, I am debating on weather to sow the dill or the onion seeds. The lettuce is going well and I continue to pick the leaves that are getting big enough to go into a salad. But, the crowning achievement is that I have two very small green tomatoes on the tomato plant! There are lots of little yellow flowers and I am looking forward to picking some garden tomatoes soon.


April 20, 2008

This morning, I planted the last two tomato seedlings.  Which makes three tomatoes total.  A handful of radishes have come up and will hopefully survive the not so great dirt that they have been planted in.  The spinach is not happy and I am going to need to try it again with better dirt.  The temperature has warmed up considerably and we are regularly hitting the low 90s now.  My rosemary cutting has shot up a couple inches in the last few weeks.

In other news, we’ve been given the opportunity to buy our apartment.  We are so excited that both of us have been mentally rearranging various parts of our apartment.  Adolfo spent the first night after we got the price not sleeping because; as he said, he spent the whole night remodeling the kitchen.  I have been having daydreams about a grey-water system.  I think the tomatoes would be really appreciative.

We still have to see if we can actually scrape together the money to buy the place, before we can really implement these changes.

I didn’t make it to the Earth Day celebrations, but I did go back to the Ecotienda and found some biodegradable dish soap, some organic milk (descremada, which is close to light and not as fatty as whole), and some organic bagged salad greens from Ajijic.

The guy behind the cash register said that they usually have eggs and also seeds for planting, but didn’t have any at the moment.  Which just means that I will have to go back.