Monday, May 5, 2014

Landscaping and Growing food

Being able to grow your own food can be both healthy and useful.
Last year I planted 5 blackberry bushes, 
1 pear tree 
and 1 peach tree.
This will be the first year we will be able to start harvesting some fruit.
The other day I bought a
small fig tree.

I LOVE fresh figs, and they are so good for you.
It will be at least a couple of years before this tree starts producing fruit, but I can't wait when that time comes.
Now that the frost is over, I went ahead and planted some veggie plants in our garden area.
I mainly focused on tomatoes (cherry, grape and San Marzano), 
zucchini, garlic and basil.
I also plan to add eggplants for the first time.
Those are the veggies we eat the most.
I am also glad that my huge plant of rosemary didn't die during the cold Winter we had.

It looked like it had...but if you look closely, you can see the new growth.
It's the little things that make me so happy.

Stay Frugal,

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love fresh veggies...I plant tomatoes on my deck otherwise the deers would feast on them! I also plant basil and parsley.

Cranberry Morning said...

How wonderful to have fruit trees. You obviously don't live in NW Wisconsin. Pears and peaches and now figs? What a joy! I'm even happy with my McIntosh apple tree and my raspberries. Hope you get lots of fruit from your trees.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I have to wait until after mother's day to plant anything over here. You can never predict not to get a hard freeze into May. I can't wait to see the results of your harvest this year.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's so cool and so exciting to be able to enjoy warmer weather. Pears and peach trees sound wonderful. xoxo Blackberries are the best, though I only ever had them off a plant in California; my spouse's grandfather trained them on trellises. Figs do well here. For whatever reason, rosemary gets large here ; it's drought tolerant, and rabbits hate it. It's common as a landscape shrub here. I only plant what we can use too.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Oh plants in our garden can so often surprise us in a big way. They seem to be very resilient and strong and fight for life. Even if that means they have to get it up all the way from the rootstock down but they show so happily some fresh new green. Like a big THANK YOU!
Enjoy your gardening and I hope you took some ample space for that fig tree as they can become rather big in a couple of years.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to have fruit trees and berry vines. We've found a big berry patch where we hike. I'll have to keep an eye on the blooms and go back when there are berries. Hugs!

Carla from The River said...

We have a great bunch of raspberry bushes. They do so well. I am able to make jam, freeze some and eat some fresh.
We are just starting to get excited for gardening here in Wisconsin. I planted some lettuce on Saturday.
Your fruit trees look great and I am excited to learn more about figs.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love berry and fruit trees and I adore a veggie garden too. They do take a lot of work, but the food is soooooooooooooo good. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Kelly said...

I have never had a fruit tree before. I bet those will be delicious! The kids will enjoy helping you pick them too.

Libby said...

I wish you a very successful harvest season. :-)

Maria Elena said...

Your gardens are looking beautiful! We used to have a peach tree in our old house and it gave us so many delicious peaches every year that I had to give them to friends and neighbors. Have a happy Mother's day!

Andi Filante said...

I have never eaten a fig. Unless you count in a Newton. I don't. :P

I'm dying to buy plants and get things going, but we are still nowhere on our yard, so I must wait and be patient.

Yay for your stuff tho!!