My container grown fig tree is giving me another good harvest year.
Picking figs daily since mid-August, some days only a few other days a handful but lately by the containers. Sharing the bounty with friends and neighbours.
Was hoping to create some neat fig dishes, but they seem to get eaten before I can locate a recipe.
Convinced a friend who never tasted tree-ripened figs to try one, she loved it (will have to keep an eye on my fig tree whenever she visits during fig season 🙂. Hope her husband gets to taste the ones I sent home for him.)
NOTE: To prevent fruit drops during our unusual and extend dry spell these past weeks I had to water the tree at least twice a day, the disadvantage of growing in a container.
∗ ∗ ∗
Long beans are loving the hot weather we are experiencing. Vines are strong and healthy and producing well.
Many of my friends had never seen red noodles long beans nor tasted them so am sharing the harvest with them.
This week is going to be another hot week (90’s and high 80’s), long beans will be happy. Looking forward to continued bountiful harvesting of long beans.
∗ ∗ ∗
Harvest my first Brandywine tomato. Because of the location (too shady) my tomatoes are not doing well this year, not only are they late in coming in but also low production, need to select better location next year.
The above Brandywine tomato weighed in at a whopping 1½ pounds. Unfortunately I got to it a bit too late and it split, not picture perfect but still wonderfully delicious.
∗ ∗ ∗
Harvest for the past week included more Peppermint Swiss Chard, Chinese Chives, radishes, Shanghai Bok Choy, Beets, Amaranth and herbs.
∗ ∗ ∗
Still battling wildlife. Some critters ate my pea shoots, carrot tops, radicchio and parsley, need to find a solution and real soon.
… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …
Copyright © by Norma Chang. All Rights Reserved. Do not use/repost any photos and/or articles without permission.
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/ for more Harvest Mondays