Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Turnip greens, potatoes, tomatoes from the garden for dinner

The jars contain the dried figs that I picked and dehydrated yesterday. So many figs I dried fit into four tiny jars. I ended up eating lots of the figs as they were drying. The fresh figs taste like strawberry jam, while the dried figs taste like dried blueberries.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So many figs that I have to dehydrate them

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bounty of figs food forest

Over 50 big juicy figs

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Another HUGE FIG HARVEST from the food forest + garden dinner

With the garden tomatoes and cucumber, I made a pasta salad with Italian dressing

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sowing cold hardy veggies for fall garden + BIG FIG & potato harvest

Today I cleaned up the hugelkultur garden, using the weeds as mulch between the walkways. With wood, I framed the hugelkultur mounds to contain the compost.

After cleaning the mounds and adding the wood around the mounds, I then reused the compost from the potato grow bags to put on the mounds. I had a small potato harvest.

Then I sowed Buttercrunch and Black seeded Simpson lettuce, cauliflower, purple top turnip, nantes carrot, spinach, chives, garlic chives, and broccoli seed within the mounds.

back view of first mound: peas, lettuce, spinach, turnips, corn, lettuce, broccoli
front view

back view of second mound: I sowed broccoli, lettuce, & garlic chives

Back view of third mound: broccoli, cauliflower, chives, & artichoke

front view: artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, chives
Peas are growing on the fourth and fifth hugelkultur mound...

Also, look at how many figs I picked today-- I believe that's 24 figs!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Potato, Beans, Radish harvest for dinner + Fall fruits for smoothie

Smoothie made of peaches from the food forest

beans, figs, & Anne raspberries

Potatoes from the garden as well

Garden dinner of cooked beans, potatoes, and radish

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Figs from the food forest + Last night's sunset

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I'll be eating figs for the next month

Sunday, September 3, 2017

BIG Sept. Harvest: radish cushaw, figs, grapes, cukes, toms, potatoes, melon

I have been cleaning up the summer gardens to prepare for fall and winter. Much of the summer crops have died off. I have peas and some lettuces, even corn left growing in the garden. You may see some radishes poking out of the ground in the picture below. I harvested for tonight's dinner with some of the potatoes I harvested as well.

Today as I was cleaning up the gardens, I found lots of sneaky vegetables living amongst the tall weeds. I harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cushaw, honeydew melon, and potatoes. The potatoes were those I planted later in the summer in grow bags, which I sewed. I picked grapes from the vines as well and bagged them to keep in the fridge.

Although I don't have pictures of all the figs I've been eating, I have been eating at least one to two figs a day for the last week. I sometimes manage to get a picture before I eat it, or before giving it to someone else...

If you're interested in seeing more pictures of the flower garden and other garden photography, go to my art blog "Art Landfill" of all the recent photos.