Counterintuitively, harsh pruning of coffee trees keeps them strong and blooming. Gardening is not for sissies. 😉
Picking cherries is a lot of fun, especially when you only visit one or two trees, and when you eat almost as many as you pick!
Do you like pie? Food trucks? Deluxe popsicles? The city? Dogs with blue mohawks? In short: do you like fun? Then come to the next Garfield Night Market on October 4--maybe I'll see you there.
As the weather gets warmer, my thoughts turn to refreshing hard cider and all the traditions surrounding it where I come from. If you haven't tried cider yet, I highly recommend it. I'm going to try my hand at growing cider apples and see what happens.
Every fall I manage to find something to harvest from the urban environment: chestnuts? Quince fruit? Figs? This year I found some wild pears, and Tom from Wild Purveyors helped me try to identify them (and eat them up, of course!).
The harvest from my backyard garden continues well into the fall, with pumpkins, herbs, scallions, and a great selection of delicious greens.
Yes, yes--more about my garden. I am really enjoying my garden this year. So far it has been great and not a lot of damage from the usual visitors. This season I've tried something new. Ok, maybe not so new--turnips are turnips, right? But these are Tokyo turnips. I've always liked turnip greens, but truth …