Last of the figs.
It seems like just the other day when I wrote about bringing my container grown fig tree out from winter storage and hardening it off. Today I am showing photo of the last figs for the year and in another month or 2 will be wheeling the fig tree into the garage for winter storage. The year certainly flew by very fast.
There are a few green figs on the tree but I doubt there is sufficient time for them to ripen. As you can see from the above photo the fig leaves are starting to turn brown and some have already fallen from the tree.
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When I came across Rainbow Blend Cherry Tomatoes (7 varieties in one packet) at the garden center I had to buy it. Thinking how fun to grow different color cherries without having to purchase multiple packs. Mistake. The seeds were color coded but it was very difficult to tell an orange colored seed from a yellow colored seed; a blue colored seed from a green colored seed; … germination was also very poor. Will not be growing again.
The combination made a very colorful tomato salad. The flavor of the Green Grape, Golden Nugget, Brown & Bi-Color Cherries were OK but not as flavorful as the Black Pearl (the seeds were from a different company).
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Sadly the growing season is coming to an end for the tender crops. The Red Noodles Long Beans and the Green Long Beans in the photo below may be the last harvest.
If there is no frost the baby beans on the vine may grow to edible sizes. Last year our first frost and freeze warning were 10/19/14.
The Walking Onions on the other hand are growing very well, wondering about their frost hardiness. The entire onion (bulb and green) is edible, I like it better than scallion.
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This may also be the last of the callaloo.
I had the bunch of callaloo arranged in a vase (for the photo) and they made a beautiful bouquet a whole lot nicer than my photo above. The whole bunch was cut into shorter lengths, parboiled and froze for later use in soup.
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Swiss Chard on the other hand are very hardy and should provide many future harvests.
Harvested a basket of Peppermint Swiss Chard which I stir fried with garlic, walking onion and S&P to taste as soon as I got into the kitchen. Garden to wok in less than an hour.
Also harvested a basket of Ruby Red Rhubarb, Golden and Fordhook Giant Chards. A friend dropped by at that moment so I gave her the whole basket, no photo.
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Experimenting with growing pole beans in a container, will post an update later.
Some critter/s ate some of the plants. Wrapped bird netting around the 2 remaining plants. They are healthy and producing.
Wished I had weighed the above beans so in the end I would know how much my 2 container grown plants produce.
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Container grown lettuces are doing well despite the heat wave we had. Should do even better now that the weather is getting cooler.
Don’t know the variety name, seedlings I got from LGHVG lettuce thinnings. Harvested the outer leaves of each plant to add to a salad.
NOTE: LGHVG horticulturist, Susan MacAvery, left a comment on my blog with the name of the lettuce. It is Bronze Mignonette. Thanks Susan.
The above lettuces were showing sign of bolting so pulled the whole heads.
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Other harvest for the week included sweet potato vines, Shanghai bok choy, pole speckled Roman tomato and radicchio.
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