1. Fourth year with a fig tree, early crop was extraordinary and there's as many fruits still on the branches waiting to ripen as I've harvested to date. They're a PITA the first few years but well worth the hand-holding. Gotta build the burlap teepees filled with dead leaves insulation over the winter, tho.Figured we could brag or bitch on our gardens.Maybe share tips.
If you like Cherokee purple, seek out Cherokee Carbon. Much better tomato.Still got several Cherokee Purple for family favorite.
It sounds like a good reason to buy a pig for butchering next year. We feed ours all the excess garden produce and anything the bugs blemish etc. it cuts down on the feed bill and the hog loves it.I got a good sized garden.
Zukes, squash, cukes, basil, tomatoes, cilantro, carrots, turnips, radishes, kale, lettuce, and sweet onions.
Gotta scale it down though, can't eat it fast enough, I don't can and can't give it away because the locals only eat deep fried and processed foods.
....... and it shows.
Once a week I cull out the monster zukes and commit mass zucchini abortion right there in the garden.
There is only so much 1 guy can eat.It sounds like a good reason to buy a pig for butchering next year. We feed ours all the excess garden produce and anything the bugs blemish etc. it cuts down on the feed bill and the hog loves it.
This years hog has already been processed and in the freezer so the extra tomatoes etc. go to the laying hens now. Anything after that goes in the compost pile.