Earth Boxes, Wild Strawberries & Baby Fig Trees

Wild strawberries are just about through fruiting for the year.

Wild strawberries are just about through fruiting for the year.

The invasive, tasteless Indian strawberries seem to fruit all season.  Their job seems to be to take over the wild strawberries' habitat, and they are doing a good job of it, unfortunately.

The invasive, tasteless Indian strawberries seem to fruit all season. Their job seems to be to take over the wild strawberries’ habitat, and they are doing a good job of it, unfortunately.

The rain has been so dependable that I haven’t had to water anything yet this year.  Both the things I planted and the wild things I didn’t are thriving.

We have been eating salad from our Earth Boxes for several days.  All of the lettuces are going strong.  I did have to pull up the radicchio because it bolted and turned too bitter.  It certainly was beautiful, though.

The patio tomatoes are fruiting, and the bell peppers have little peppers on them.

I planted cilantro and marigolds in two empty Earth Boxes.  I also have green clumping onions planted in one.

I have put off doing anything with the square foot gardens because my heart is just not into it.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Life is in a holding pattern until our next trip, it seems.  🙂

Little Gem lettuce starting to head.

Little Gem lettuce starting to head.

Baby romaine

Baby romaine

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

Baby  bell peppers

Baby bell peppers

 

The cold spring killed the fig trees, but new shoots are coming up from the base of the trees.

The cold spring killed the fig trees, but new shoots are coming up.

 

 

 

Dehydrating Figs

I had not planned to preserve figs this year.  But I am getting too many to eat fresh.

Since I’m still trying to eat only healthy foods, I decided against adding a ton of sugar to them to make fig preserves.  Instead, I simply dehydrated today’s harvest.  That way I can enjoy them, healthy as fresh, at my leisure.

There are still quite a few figs on this tree.  My other fig tree has a lot of them, too, but they are larger and are still green.

If we were not planning to travel this winter, I would put in a fall garden.  I do miss having a garden and growing things.

I am hoping that next year, with a good irrigation system in place, I can combine square foot gardening and RVing.

 

Figs are Ripening

A bumper crop of figs this year

YAY!  The squirrel who constantly raided our fig trees last year must have met his demise.

We are feasting on fresh figs!  I should preserve some of them, but I probably will just continue to gobble them up as fast as they ripen.

So much for the low carb diet until fig season is past!  😀

 

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