The raspberries I planted last year are taking off this year. They’re Heritage raspberries, which can be ever-bearing or fall-bearing depending on how you prune them. I voted for ever-bearing.Read More Raspberries get a second wind
Never mind the late lamented peaches. More flowers are coming, promising more fruits. The raspberries are still going steadily, and the eggplants are just beginning to flower. Since raspberries have thorns and raw eggplant is bitter, I just might get to eat some of these.Read More More fruit for squirrels to wish they could steal
This is the earliest raspberries I’ve ever harvested my raspberries. Usually I get maybe three berries before the fourth of July. Today I picked a few in the morning and a lot in the evening. Must have been all the rain. It sure as heck wasn’t the sun. There were a few red raspberries too, […]Read More Today’s harvest
I seem to be doing pretty good at growing fruit. The yard is full of promise in many different shades of ripe.Read More Shades of ripe
The roses are done. The rose hips begun. The irises are done. A pod for each one.Read More The end of flower weeks
The collards on the hillside were looking a bit clumpy and wilted, and there was a dusting of frost here and there. Oh noes! Were the tomatoes too optimistic?Read More Still Harvesting
If you need a little optimism in your life, grow tomatoes. (Besides, we might all be growing victory gardens next year.) They will keep flowering no matter what, until the first hard frost. Look at this! It’s after Columbus Day, and it’s still hoping. Too bad. I pinched the flower off so the plant will […]Read More Optimistic Tomatoes
The fall-bearing raspberries I planted this spring are actually bearing fruit already. In fall. Lots of them. Nom, nom, nom.Read More Last Fruits?