Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, but first I need more coffee.

Year: 2009 (Page 1 of 11)

Lemons and Grapefruit, Oh my!

I’d posted this on my Facebook page as a Note. A regular post limits you to 420 characters.

We have a small lemon tree and two grapefruit trees (one large, one small) in our backyard. Both have fruit on them. Most of the lemons appear to be ready to harvest but I have no idea when is the time to harvest either lemons or grapefruit in Tucson. We’ve been getting pretty cold at night and had two nights down to freezing.

I tested one of the lemons and they appear to be mostly ready. Many of the lemons are small, key lime size but yellow. The grapefruit are mostly orange size, some slightly larger. Anyway they both appeared to be ready to harvest. The grapefruit tree had some withered fruit on the branches and a few had fallen off. When I went to pick the fruit they came right off in my hand. So this evening I harvested as many as I could reach, about a 1/2 bushel.

I harvested about a dozen lemons off that three but could harvest more. I could probably pick another two dozen but again they are tiny. So I’m not sure if I should go ahead and pick them or leave them on the tree.

The grapefruit fruit is white. I cut one open to test it and it was good.

Joomla vs. Drupal vs. WordPress

If I had my druthers I’d rather be working with Django or Plone, but my clients needs are fulfilled with PHP based systems such as WordPress. I’d push Plone or Django but most low cost web hosts aren’t set up for Python based CMSes or web apps. I’ve played with several PHP based systems: e107, Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress. I’ve got the most experience with WordPress and the groups or clients I’ve set up sites for WordPress did what they needed to do.

I’m not knocking the others but frankly I don’t have the time to get up to speed on those others except in the most rudimentary manner. I’ve invested quite a bit of time in Plone and Django and I’d hate to see that go to waste.

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