Monday, April 27, 2009

Grape Flowers

Yesterday was the first time ever that I noticed the floral structure of the grape flowers on my vine. I got curious and this is what I found:

Depending on the individual vine, flowers might be female, male, or hermaphroditic (also known as "perfect", which means that each flower contains both male and female structures).

hermaphroditic vines are preferred because they are capable of fertilizing themselves, and every vine planted is capable of bearing fruit.

Male flower

Female flower

Perfect flower

According to what I could find, most cultivated grapes are native to Mediterranean and Central Asia though THERE ARE some grapes native to North America - Who knew.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

4/26 garden log

- transplanted 2 pepper plants
-transplanted two eggplant
- I ripped 5 basil plants that were sprout out of 1 4inch pot to plant them separately. This may have damaged them?
-Fertilized fruit trees
- transplanted sunburst squash and a few others?