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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Citrus Bud Mite

It is strange that such a tiny pest can cause such great distortions in fruit, but the Citrus Bud Mite (see UC Davis Integrated Pest Management site on Citrus Bud Mite).

I picked this Eureka lemon from our tree last week. The pictures show how "alien" the fruit can look:

The fruit almost looks like a hand with very large fingers.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Red Cabbage

We harvested the last red cabbage from the winter planting.  It weighed 7 lbs after the large outer leaves were removed!  Wow! That's the largest one I've ever grown.  Now, what to do with the red cabbage: sweet and sour cabbage?  cabbage slaw, again?  It does seem that although the red cabbages are prettier in the garden they are not as versatile as green cabbages. I don't think they make sauerkraut out of red cabbage, do they?