Wordless Wednesday: Getting Ready For Fall Planting. 

Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds


First Almonds

A little over two years I planted my almond tree.  I have fond memories of fresh almonds off a tree at a house my family rented when I was a child.  Since I have some space I knew I wanted to have an almond tree in yard.

Last year the tree had some beautiful flowers, but they all dropped without leaving almonds.  This year the tree had many flowers most of them fell off, but three turned into almonds.  I have been watching those almonds develop over the last few months, and today I noticed one had fallen off of the tree.  I took this as a sign that they were ripe and picked the other two.

3almonds (1)
My three almonds
Open Almond
Removing the shell
Inside Almond
A small almond appears
Almond Shells
Only shells are left

I ate one of the almonds, gave one to my wife, and split one for my oldest sons.  The almond was very good.  Sadly, I have to wait until next year for more, but maybe there will be many more this time.



Mostly Wordless Wednesday 05/18/2016

Mostly wordless, just some captions.


The live Goji Berries I got from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds survived and are trying to come back.
I am liking square foot gardening
Purple Beans
New England Sugar Pie Pumpkins
What I hope is Capers
Are you ready for Tomatoes?


Today’s harvest. Beet tops, leaf lettuce, mizuna, Clairmont lettuce, beans, kale, arugula, pak choy