I don’t think there is anything that brings more satisfaction than the first harvest of the growing season. Okay, well there is…
It’s seeing my lover’s face as he bites into the most amazing radish I’ve ever grown, and giving him the pleasure of tasting it first.
French Breakfast radishes have a creamy, delicious, mild radish taste. I pulled this beauty up this morning, and to watch Dom eat it, brought me absolute delight.
Here are a few photos of him tasting a French Breakfast radish for the first time:
He’s too cute!
And now a peek around the property:
Above is a strange plant that showed up and overwhelmed our blueberry bush. I’m cutting it down today and using stems a table arrangement. Its pretty, but I fear it will be invasive and overwhelm our fruit trees also.
This red pear tree was so tiny last year, and now it stands over 12 feet tall. The wind is kicking its ass, so we need to stake it.
Yesterday I picked the very first artichoke of the season. I can’t wait to taste it.
Elderberry and Jerusalem artichokes
The apricot tree is still holding on to that lone fruit on the branch
One of our Western Soapberry trees
The cutest little peach tree on the property, paired up with some globe mallow.
For a little perspective on how large the trees are, check it out…
With Dom’s shoes and “farmer Ted” hat, he stands over 6’7, and the plum tree which was barely 3 feet tall last year now towers above him. Too cool!
One of many French scalloped summer squash
My Shoshie Girl’s nectarine tree
More French squash
In this edible landscaped area is:
- Scarlet runner beans
- Princess Rose Nectarine tree
- 5 French scalloped summer squash
- Tri-leaf sumac
- Fire leaf shrubs
Almost all our grapevines made it. Six out of seven came back this year.
All of our fig trees made it. I didn’t think it would happen, but that’s the desert for ya. The fig tree I worried most about was the Black Baca since its more than a few hundred years old and from New Mexico. Below are its leaves emerging from the roots:
At this time last year:
Globe artichokes, Armenian cucumbers were planted. Below is Gina’s pomegranate tree also planted at this time last year: