With tons of perennial flowers, delicious figs, and our first bananas hanging on the tree, we’ve had a great summer. The Forest Garden is filled with apple, cherry, and pear trees; asparagus; raspberry, currant, and gooseberry bushes; lavender, sage, thyme, and other herbs; and of course flowers. We’ve used nitrogen fixing clover and vetch as cover crops between the plantings. The blueberries are in their own little bed, filled with acidic soil, and protected by grapes on a beautiful trellis. The pellet stove is installed in the greenhouse to keep us warmer this winter. New growth and flowers on the citrus is a good sign that next spring we’ll be picking sweet juicy mandarins and Meyer lemons!

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