Thursday, June 28, 2012
Photo taken on Tuesday, June 26th. That's right, we were eating ripe tomatoes off our plants a full week before the 4th of July. That's an all-time early tomato record for me. And I totally beat my neighbor Sharon this year in the tomato race! Except Sharon has no idea that there is any sort of contest going on. She's just a really good gardener, and I'm always measuring my success against her. In other food news our early figs are rolling in. When fig trees are happy the produce a late spring crop and a late summer crop. In the past we've seen a handful of early fruits, but this year we have a substantial early harvest. And the figs are huge. Previously our fruits were about the size of chicken eggs; now they are nearly baseballs. I've been collecting the ripe ones in the cool of the morning before the birds come and peck them to pieces. There are so many though. I might have to make jam. Oh, and lots of wildflowers around this year. I'm loving the queen anne's lace.