Create a Ning Network!
The World's Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities!
Discussing all aspect of gardening.
Location: Planet Earth
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago
Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Joan, that's true. But, I don't think I have any "hurry" in my system these days. :-)
Here are my first spuds of the year.
When I was growing up in Southern Illinois and Missouri, we used to say the sweet corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July". My first batch, a veriety called "Trinity", is eye-ball high. The second batch, called "Bilicious", is waist high. The 3rd batch, also "Trinity", is almost knee high. I figured, with climate change there was no way tp predict the weather but it would not be much loss if they frosted or didn't grow, so started early. Planting new batches every 2 or 3 weeks, the last ones were last week and not germinated yet.
There might be some persimmons this year. Inside my little brain, there's a boy doing a happy dance.
Cherries for pie
Daniel, if we hurry really fast and set up production, we can make and market honey buckets!
Strawberries have taken-over a large part of the garden and produced a huge amount. Two weeks ago I saw a lot of large red ones that looked ripe so I ate some. Un-uh. Not ripe. Every couple of days I ate some, and still not ripe.
A week ago, a woman from the government organization that helps people with low income and seniors knocked on my door and ask if I wanted her to pick them for me. It sounded like she saw that there were so many that looked so ripe, that were not being picked, that perhaps no one here was able to pick them.
I told her that I was able, and they did look ripe, but the taste said no. Anyway, I then went out and picked a huge number of them because I didn't want her to think I was letting them go to waste.
Shouldn't have cared what she thought because most of them were still not ripe. They tasted like store bought ones. Today, I tasted some and found a lot were finally ripe, so I picked another huge amount. My raspberries are also starting to ripen, so I picked those also. Yummy!
For newcomers, Randys family owned the ground for 175 years (correct me if I am wrong, Randy) and now is in the care of one of Randy's daughter's family. Their newsletters are the best I have seen and their farm looks carefully planned and managed. Here is their newsletter address:
Randall, sorry about the loss of trees and greenhouses your family experienced.
Sauteed garden carrots (in olive oil), cut on the bias, with caramelized onion and fresh dill are a wonderful side dish.
Joan, thanks for the suggestions of the foods to season with dill.
Welcome toAtheist Nexus
Sign Upor Sign In
Update Your Membership :
Nexus on Social Media:
© 2017 Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.