I like to think of my small collection of fruit trees as my “mini orchard”. I bought a struggling peach tree for dirt cheap (pun intended) from where I work. It had been in a pot for a few years and needed to get in the ground and stretch it’s legs. She is an Eva’s Pride, which harvests a full month before my Red Baron peach. AND it requires even less chilling hours…only 100-200, great for areas like mine in coastal southern CA.
Here’s the Red Baron beginning to change from greenish/yellow to pink.
A fun lemon cucumber ready for picking.
Indigo Rose is beginning to fruit and I swear I can already see that purple color.
The Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato that I seem to grow every year is shaping up some nice fruit.
This evening’s harvest! Check out the Silkies trying to get a hand-out. HA!
I love peaches, a wonderful fruit they are! It’s a very beautiful little tree.
That is a wonderful little tree!
Love the Post. Wish I could get some veggies from my garden. Keep up the good work.
Awwww….tree saver you!
Enjoyed your site and your new fireplace is just what I want. I am a new blogger (not new gardener) but a suburban gardener like you, here in the Inland Empire,So Cal. I have a “keeps me busy” garden, four fun egg laying hens and also what I call my “mini orchard”. For me, it all started with an unasuming little valencia orange tree that has expanded into five more production fruit trees and now I am about to become a “cottage food operator” in order to reap the rewards of my fruit harvests. I dont have a peach tree but love to make peach almond jam!
Shellie-I’m excited to hear from a fellow edible gardener so close here in So Cal. The fireplace has been so wonderful; quite the gathering place for morning coffee, family dinners and just hanging out. I thought I spent a lot of time outside, but now I really, really do! I highly recommend! What kind of hens do you have??