Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red Baron peaches!!!

Our vegetable garden gets 4-5hrs of sun in the summer, boooo right? Successful organic summer gardens should get at least 6-8hrs of sun :( Our tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are taking soooooo long to grow :( Ahhh, the challenges! Our garden is at its low at the moment :( A few years ago we were yearning for our very own organic fruit trees! So we decided to plant an orchard where we get the most sun (mind u we tore up a gorgeous zen landscape for it, I mean it had a waterfall, tiny Irish moss growing, and bamboo!) u get the idea...

Well I'm super happy we decided to do it, because here is a list of awesome sweet juicy fruit we are eating these days! YaY!
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums
Apples

I still cant believe the orchard is only three years old :) Last yr was our first batch of fruit, this yr we estimate 50-70 pieces of fruit from each tree :)

I guess we don't mind trading gorgeous healthy tomato plants for some juicy sweet organic fruit!!!



-- Post From the Field

Friday, June 17, 2011

Zucchini this Zucchini that




-- Post From the Field

Friday, June 3, 2011

Work Hard Play Hard

Just got back from speaking at the State Master Gardener conference in Santa Rosa, worked diligently for several hours to put my presentation together and didn't have the best travel experience on the way back :(

Today the birds are singing a different tune, I accomplished to play hard in our oasis, barefoot enjoying the warmth under my feet and on my back :) And had the satisfaction of picking mulberries one at a time, as the sun was peaking thru the leaves warming my face :) Ahhhh, life in the edible zen garden is blissful!

Now to play in the kitchen and start my first batch of Mulberry Jam! Yay!!!






-- Post From the Field