Harvest Monday 2/18/13

Having a trusty side kick is a must for any gardener.  Maggie's newest trick.  Lots coming out of the garden and a few things still going in.  Warm weather the last week, high on 2/16 was 82.  Might get some rain tomorrow, we are at 50% of the norm for this time of year, 4.66 inches.  Ouch.

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Navel and blood for juicing and tangelos for peeling. One navel is almost done while the other is just starting. They are literally 20 feet apart, but bloom a month apart?

Fuerte on the right and Hass on the left.  Notice the squirrel's calling card on the one in the top left corner.  Grrrrrrrr!

TPW wanted some Parsley, well she got it.  This barrel has done well for us this year.

One of our new citrus, actually it went in last year.  The littlest farmer loves him some blood oranges, so this is his baby.

Newest member of 22trees, this is a Panamint Nectarine.  They do well in this area, low chill.  By next year we should have some fruit.

Next years crop.  Just finished pulling all of the fruit off of this tree, and not a minute too soon.

Santa Rosa Plum

Blenheim Apricot

3 out of the 5 ladies are laying right now.  It's about time!

Lots of greens this year.  Rows of Cilantro, Spinach, Lettuce, 4 kinds, Chard, Kale, onions, beets, and rosemary.

Harvest Monday 2/11/13

So we had been getting eggs pretty sporadically and had chalked it up to cold weather, and new chickens. However, TPW was cleaning out the coop and found their cache. Looks like they are laying after all. So... went out to the garden cut some chard, and had omelets for breakfast.   Lots of fresh squeezed OJ as well.  We have two large Navel orange trees that have worked out a system, one tree's fruit ripens about a month before the other.  Perfect!  Valencia should be ready in a month as well.

                                                   Lots of chard coming in these days, here is just a sample of the rainbow of colors they offer.

A small sample of the harvest for thw week.  Finally getting beets.  Looking forward to them for dinner this week.  Also radishes, lettuce, spinach and of course citrus and avocados.  Life is good!

Harvest Monday 2/4/13

Lots coming out of the garden.  All sorts of citrus, avocados, lettuce, radish, potato, herbs, and spinach.  Beets and onions should be ready in a few weeks.   Over an inch of rain last week, now in the upper 70's. 
Some of the ladies having a hard day.

Blood and Navel orange juice in the morning, the boys love it.

Small, medium and large

Getting a bowl of lettuce a day for us, and giving more away to friends.