My new veggie garden is near and dear to my heart, but I can’t overlook my beloved fruit trees and bushes. Here are the fruits that round out my edible garden.
The blueberries from this plant never make it into the house. This is really my daughter's plant, as she inspects it daily for her "blue blues". I recently read that blueberries are acid lovers and used coffee grounds can do the trick. There's no shortage of that in my house, so I gave it a whirl. I think since then it has doubled in size. Try it on your blueberry bush! (note the pretty volunteer nasturtium...also edible!)
3 year old dwarf clementine amongst the veggies.
The 3 year old Diana fig is preparing for it's second harvest this season!
5 year old peach tree. This peach has been a great producer since day 1. Sometimes I think you just get lucky and what you plant happens to really like it there. The only issue is that every other year the leaves develop with bumps and strange curls, but it has never effected fruit production or quality. Stone fruit typically needs a certain amount of cold nights during the winter, and I think that I live just far enough east from the coast to meet it's needs. Only second to it's juicy fruit are the hot pink spring flowers that become the fruit. I can see it directly out of my kitchen window and I catch myself admiring it all through spring.
Butterfly visiting the gorgeous spring peach tree blossoms.