A few weeks ago we planted several heirloom tomato plants. They are progressing well despite a dreary, drizzly, overcast summer here on the So Cal Coast. The “June Gloom” as it is called on the Southern California coast, has spilled into July. My tomatoes need some sun!!! I keep pruning off foliage that is not contributing to the growth of the fruit. Even with little sun, great progress is being made.
My sister recently contributed to our small garden with a new variety of blueberries and raspberries developed by Monrovia Nursery. It has been a treat to walk out in the morning and grab a handful of berries to top my yogurt or oats with.
Also, our Black Mission Fig tree is finally being left alone enough by the little critters waiting for ripe fruit on the slope behind our house so that we were able to pick a few gorgeous figs for ourselves. Having been born and raised in the big city (Los Angeles), growing fruits and vegetables is still a treat and a bit experimental for me. I love it though. I really can’t say enough about how fulfilling it is to grow something, anything almost…in your own space. You don’t need much space either to contribute to your own food source…even growing just an herb or two is great therapy for your soul 🙂
Here is the morning’s harvest…
Normally I cook a couple egg whites to have with my morning black tea with milk…but today I had blueberries and peach slices in Greek yogurt with an oolong tea. A nice, refreshing deviation from my standard.
Those figs will be nice with a little prosciutto and goat cheese as an afternoon snack with my tea.