Another Monday Harvest, last one of the month. Well as you can see from the picture below the beer bush is doing pretty well. This was my harvest on Friday, I was wondering when the beer was going to be ready to pick? We have a lot of avocados on the tree, the trick is getting the rotation right, having just enough ripe avocados on the counter and enough back up to get us through the week. Planted another new tree, I might have to change the name of the blog. A Variegated Eureka Lemon tree, aka Pink Lemonade, out front, should get plenty of heat this summer.
Here's the other culprit, the youngest farmer likes to sneak into the garden and eat the spinach. Can't blame him, it's pretty good. Finally a chance of rain tonight, after 3 weeks of warm weather it's getting cold. I think it even dipped below 60 today! Brrrrrr.
This is the only Valencia that we have. The oranges should be ready in another few weeks. Tangelo tree, probably my favortie citrus that we have.
Our older Blood Orange did not really fruit this year. I have 20 oranges on the tree and have been very protective of them. I ration them out to the youngest boy, who loves to smear the juice all over himself and claim that he is bleeding.
Still getting at least a bowl or two of lettuce a day. The picture below has 2 Artichoke plants, Chard, lettuce, Beets, Radish, and a small Sweet Bay tree, top middle, that I planted last year. TPW has been taking leaves off of it to cook with. This is just one level, I have three levels in the garden, each with 4-5 different rows. Still getting LOTS of oranges, mostly navel and manderine but the Valencia are coming as well as grapefruit. Have more avocados than I know what to do with, well almost. I think that the boys are going to turn green from eating so many avos.