Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Morning Walk Thru the Garden

This morning I took my camera around with me as I went out to take care of the animals and tend to the plants. 

Here is some of what is growing out there today...

 Here is our Kadota Fig, they are almost ripe...they will be on a cheese tray by Christmas!
The birds like them too...or maybe roof rats...but I like to think they are birds!

Two eggs from Cinnamon and Charlotte
The Washington Navels are almost ready
The last of my eggplants

The last of the Mexican Limes...I just leave then on the tree till I am ready to use them for our beer or guacamole.

First of my lemons...even though they are still light green, they are ready...the ones in the grocery store are picked while they are green and gassed to turn them yellow..yuck!

My root veggie garden is finally coming along...I will be thinning them out this weekend.
Here is what is planted from bottom to top; Royal Chantenay carrots, Early Wonder beets, French Breakfast radishes, Chioggia beets, purple top rutabaga, garlic, purple top turnips, and shallots.  I have companion planted these--hence the special order.
Here is the last of my summer tomatoes...all the other tomato plants I ripped out because they weren't performing!  This plant is by my chilies and basil.  And of course, I have them covered with my beloved construction mesh so I can put frost cloth over them tomorrow night when we have a freeze advisory.
And right next to the pepper and tomatoes is another frost sensitive beauty..Hibicus sabdariffa..otherwise known as Mexican hibiscus.  My friend Jim Dennis gave me the seeds for this in the spring.  My lawn guys are amazed I have this plant, they are always asking me in Spanish, "where did I get it?".  When my mother in law gets back from Oaxaca we are going to harvest the flowers and make Te de Jamaica.  It is Red Zinger tea -this is the plant they use, it's the zing and color.
And finally!!  The Sweet Peas I seeded are finally taking off!  Notice the mesh...

And here are some suger snap peas that I seeded a month ago finally taking off too!

Thanks for joining me on my morning walk!  Have a wonderful day!

Here is my little urban farmer out on his garden walk too.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
    I love all your support.

  2. I'd be interested in planting some edible plants here in Texas. I'll have to talk to you more about growing beans and if they can stand our cold winters. Yes, this is cold to me.

  3. I am in LOVE with your little urban farmer... beyond sweet!

  4. In the caribbean the Mexican hibiscus are called sorrel, and we use it to make a a special drink around Christmas time.


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