My friend who has two HUGE -- like you need a ladder -- old fig trees says that "I" will get a bumper crop this year. LOL They don't use them. So pick & refrig for me to get every few days. My dehydrator is waiting! I love those things.And, took a stroll by the fig tree. Plucked a few ripe ones and ate 'em
Me either.....those are huge if CP tall.I never knew marigolds could grow that tall.
It's those darned TX people -- you know, 2 days of winter and they garden all year. Sure makes me feel like a slacker! I mean I'm thrilled to see squash bloom and they've already canned for the winter & ripping out to plant more.Your garden is way ahead of mine.
yes, they are a lot of work, but some things you can do will make them less work as you get them established.It's a lovely patch of berries. I'd sure pick & eat some right now.
Alas, I'm still discing & raking grass roots. Seems every time I do, it then rains. Today I plan to stake those tomatoes when I get home from work. It's really hot out there now 84 at get up. Muggy. So it goes.
Planting some corn is my goal for the weekend -- Fall decorations in mind. Have some seed for Bloody Butcher & Painted Mountain. If I can get a decent # of ears I will selll it for displays. Willl run a few hills of pumpkins along side to let the vines help shelter for weeds. Pumpkins can sell or feed the animals.
I need to transplant my butternut squash real soon. Another cover the ground vine. Seeds were from some I raised and had huge yields from only 3 plants. They dried well and were good eating for about 9 months out. Have 8 plants up this year -- guess I'll be gifting and canning!
Gardens are a LOT of WORK!!!!
the picking is the hardest part for me as it seems to be happening when it is hot out. processing i need a break here or there but once i have them cleaned and mashed they can be frozen.Yes they are. And, I find the prep, planting and maintenance to be the easy part. It's the processing that becomes a daunting task.
It's the processing that becomes a daunting task.