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stevebrtx

Jul 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

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Here's a new one on me, in TX we're happy if we can get a schefflera to grow 6' tall, here I have several next to the house that are now over the 2nd story roof and I looked out the other day and one is blooming? - who knew. The bloom is probably at least 4' across, it's huge.
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rockydog85251

Jul 27, 2012, 4:04 PM

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If you can, please post a photo of the blossom!!!!

Thx.......
Willie


stevebrtx

Jul 27, 2012, 4:39 PM

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Here you go, the light was flat today, the first chance I get with sun I'll shoot some more.
http://chapalaweather.net/scheff.htm
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Rolly


Jul 27, 2012, 5:49 PM

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WOW

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rockydog85251

Jul 27, 2012, 6:02 PM

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Wow is right!! I have been involved with plants all my life and have never seen one of those bloom.
Thanks for sharing!
Willie


sfmacaws


Jul 27, 2012, 7:08 PM

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WOW! from me too! I've never seen one bloom either. That's a fabulous bloom, really spectacular.


Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán




stevebrtx

Jul 27, 2012, 7:19 PM

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It definitely surprised me. I took a couple of pics a few minutes ago with flash and in the morning I'll add them to the page, so check back tomorrow. The poor thing was fighting it's way up through the Jacaranda, so I cut away everything around and above it to give it a chance.

Right now I'm still fighting Telmex and can barely upload so hopefully in the morning it will be better.
http://www.chapalaweather.net


stevebrtx

Jul 28, 2012, 9:24 AM

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Ok, I was finally able to get a couple more to upload a few minutes ago.
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tonyburton


Jul 28, 2012, 9:33 AM

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Wow is right! Thanks, Steve, for sharing.


rayitodeluna

Aug 2, 2012, 10:13 PM

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Banana plants die after they fruit, it is totally normal, usually another or several other plants come out so you just cut the plant that is dyeing and go on to the next one. Sa,e with


The people in Oaxaca use banana leaves for their tamales as well as the corn husk and so do they in Chiapas.


I had no clue about the banana plants! Thats kinda sad, like sacrificing themselves to make yummy fruit ;)

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


rayitodeluna

Aug 2, 2012, 10:17 PM

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Here you go, the light was flat today, the first chance I get with sun I'll shoot some more.
http://chapalaweather.net/scheff.htm


That.is.GORGEOUS.

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


rayitodeluna

Aug 2, 2012, 10:18 PM

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Tamales here in Yucatan are all made with banana leaves, I think they are more commonly used for cooking in the tropics everywhere. There is one guy here in Merida that makes what are called Mexican tamales and he sells them in the evenings from the street near one of the glorietas. There is always a line of cars waiting to buy them. I go occasionally because it is nice to have something different. I just wish someone sold corundas from Michoacan around here, they are my favorite tamales.


Jonna, what are corundas ?

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


sfmacaws


Aug 3, 2012, 8:34 AM

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They are the typical tamales of Michoacan. The ones I loved were sold in front of the church in Patzcuaro and were covered in crema fresca. Light and airy triangles of masa with I think rajas in the dough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYbtPolbCJQ


Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán




rayitodeluna

Aug 3, 2012, 8:39 AM

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They are the typical tamales of Michoacan. The ones I loved were sold in front of the church in Patzcuaro and were covered in crema fresca. Light and airy triangles of masa with I think rajas in the dough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYbtPolbCJQ

You had me at : crema fresca, light and airy, rajas.

Sounds delish!

:)

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


rayitodeluna

May 29, 2013, 11:25 PM

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Its the start of the rainy season here... My baby seedlings have grown quickly indoors and are almost ready for planting out!


This year we have:
Yellow pear and red cherry tomatoes.
Jalapeno
Starvos pepper (which I was told is used to make pepperocinis?)
Bell pepper of colorful variety
Basil - thai, lemon and sweet
DILL

I am hemming and hawing about whether I should go ahead and attempt some lettuce and swiss chard and radishes now (since according the the almanac it wont get over 80 here very often) or wait a couple more months.

Anyone an expert on supposed cool season veggies and know the weather in (northern) DF? Would building a shade cloth/frame help grow those plants now or should I wait?

Pictures to come in the next couple days, they are just wittle plants still but fun to share anyway.


Anyone else change their garden or have any new developments this season?

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~

(This post was edited by rayitodeluna on May 29, 2013, 11:27 PM)


Maesonna

May 31, 2013, 10:32 AM

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I haven’t been able to find kale anywhere, so I took advantage of a recent short trip to Canada to sm*ggle, I mean bring some kale seed. The trial sowing has just sprouted. I hope the plants survive my black thumb and flourish.


rayitodeluna

May 31, 2013, 11:04 AM

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I haven’t been able to find kale anywhere, so I took advantage of a recent short trip to Canada to sm*ggle, I mean bring some kale seed. The trial sowing has just sprouted. I hope the plants survive my black thumb and flourish.


Hehe. Um, thats where all my seeds came from (well, different country by indeed NOTB) except red cherry tomatos which I found at Chedraui(and they also have at Home depot) .


So, nowI am kicking myself. I didnt plant kale because everyonetold me if I planted it now it would bolt - but it honestly doesnt get THAT hot here in Mexico City/Estado de Mexico. Right? Lt me know how yours grows, I have been craving this Kale, pomegranate and bacon salad I saw on a blog somewhere.

I do have several lettuce, kale, spinach, swiss chard varieties and a radish that I havent planted yet... Was waiting because everyone told me too!

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


rayitodeluna

Sep 8, 2013, 7:52 AM

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I haven’t been able to find kale anywhere, so I took advantage of a recent short trip to Canada to sm*ggle, I mean bring some kale seed. The trial sowing has just sprouted. I hope the plants survive my black thumb and flourish.


How did the kale fare this summer? We got out our greens seeds to do some planting today, as it has been quite cold and yucky. Thinking of starting them inside though as the rains continue to come down , and strong!

PS, yesterday we were in your neck of the woods. We went to formally ask my soon to be SILs family for her hand in marriage. They are (somewhere ?) in Xochimilco as well. Now that I can drive myself everywhere in the city, I would love to take up that plant mercado offer of yours sometime!

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~

(This post was edited by rayitodeluna on Sep 8, 2013, 7:56 AM)


joaquinx


Sep 8, 2013, 8:51 AM

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I hope that none of you are in violation of any of Monsanto seed patents.
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My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.


Maesonna

Sep 9, 2013, 7:51 PM

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The kale is doing nicely. There’s not a lot – only 10 plants – so I haven’t made large amounts of kale stuff. I just pick off a few outer leaves from time to time to add to a smoothie or to a soup or salad . I sowed a few more seeds but they haven’t come up (yet?).

I hope we can get together soon, or at least some time! Let me know when you’re ready to come down here again.


Rahat

Nov 14, 2013, 11:22 PM

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I havd a vegetables and fruite garden near my house. I have a medium size mango tree and lemon, ginger and lemon garden. Gardening is my favourite hobby. That's why I enjoy when I take care of my garden. My brothen also help me in my work. I have a plan to large my garden and I also want to add some item in my fruite garden.


rayitodeluna

Apr 1, 2014, 7:24 AM

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The kale is doing nicely. There’s not a lot – only 10 plants – so I haven’t made large amounts of kale stuff. I just pick off a few outer leaves from time to time to add to a smoothie or to a soup or salad . I sowed a few more seeds but they haven’t come up (yet?).

I hope we can get together soon, or at least some time! Let me know when you’re ready to come down here again.

So our kale lived through the "winter" just fine, we have it growing on a small balcony so it is protected from severe winds and that crazy hail two days ago!

Last week I planted radish, i know its getting a little warm for that but this one pops up in 25 short days so fingers crossed that on the shady balcony its on it wont get too hot. Also, have our tomato and bell pepper plants germinating inside for now. And found a great little hydroponics store inTlalne where we picked up some shade cloth (hoping to keep the greens going all summer) and some baby carrot " mignon" seeds! Am wondering if carrots would do ok in the shade even though they are cool season veggies?

Are you guys gearing up for "summer" season? :)

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~

(This post was edited by rayitodeluna on Apr 1, 2014, 7:28 AM)
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