Just a little of what I've been up to this summer. What about you?
There's been a bit of an explosion of figs in our backyard.
You see, our new house has a fig tree. It's not very big, and it has a lot of branches low to the ground, so it needs a bit of love. But that isn't stopping it from making tons of fruit. Every day I take more off the tree.
This was just the first bit. Now I have an entire serving bowl full that we keep snacking from. I'd like to can some, but I'm not sure that it's quite enough after all that I keep eating. Which is quite alright with me.
My good friend invited me to a miniature garden party. Now, I had never heard of such a thing, but not only do they exist, but they're the cutest thing ever.
I think this succulent is my favorite plant I put in mine. It's such a fun color!
More plants. The one on the left looks a little sad, but maybe that's what it is supposed to look like?
Another fun succulent, a wooden fence and a mushroom my friend made herself, a bench, and a tiny watering can. I mean, seriously. I had a nice gravel path that the rain destroyed a bit, and I've got room to add more plants, so hopefully this garden will keep growing! Check out what everyone else at the party made too!
Overall, our gardening year went pretty well. Not everything went as expected (squash vine borers and a record-breaking hot summer), but we still got a pretty good harvest. It's pretty clear what plants worked best for us:
Peas, 1.37 lb
Green Beans, 10.29 lb
4 Squash, 0.97 lb
43 Cucumbers, 15.2 lb
62 Tomatoes, 13.01 lb
21 Bell Peppers
I've got a bunch of seeds started for the spring already since our average last frost date is less than 8 weeks away. Hopefully we'll have a cooler summer in 2012!