Sunday, September 11, 2011


Harvesting- ahhh, it's that time of year again!

In our neighborhood it's very common to have fruit trees and gardens. We're no different- actually we are a little different. Many of our neighbors are older Italians who use their entire yard as a garden. We, on the other hand, only use a small section for a garden.

We do however have a fig tree in one corner, grape vines lining the fence and a small plot used for tomato plants.

Here are some images of the today's harvesting.

First, the tomatoes:

 We love cherry tomatoes and plant a variety of different colors. They make for such colorful salads.

Now for a very special little tomato. The pizzo tomato, also known as the vesuvio tomato, is our very favorite. They are little balls of sweetness. You can recognize this little fella by it's little point, it's almost heart shaped. Perfect to eat as snacks and my husband loves to make tomato sauce with them because there's no bitterness- just sweetness!

Second, the grapes:
 Not much to say about these- just that they're delicious! Next year I'd like to plant a dark grape vine.

Third, the figs:
Check out our fig tree:
You can see that some have ripened but many have not. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so they can continue to ripen.

 From what I hear, figs have a lot of sugar. But they are just so darn good!! I can't resist!

For those of you scratching your head and thinking "figs... in Montreal, Canada?" All I can say is "Oh, ya baby- we've got figs!" Fig trees aren't suppose to resist cold Montreal winters but there is a way to work around that. Come mid-October my husband and I dig a massive hole in the yard and tip the tree into the hole. We then cover it with dirt and bags of leaves to protect it from freezing. Come spring with dig it up and stand it up. Don't kid yourself, this is a lot of work! I'll blog about this and show pics in late October.

 Lucky for me I had a little helper to eat up all the falling fruit. He keeps the yard so tidy:)

And after some harvesting comes some re-lax-ation!

Hope you're enjoying some late summer fruit!


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  1. Wow, Nancy! So much work but look at the results! I leave gardening to my husband. Trust me, better that way. I do love fresh veggies and fruits but I have a black thumb or whatever the opposite of green is! Your little helper is just adorable and man...make some room in that hot tub - I need some relaxation! ;)

    Have a great week!

  2. So many wonderful harvest! It must have taken a lot of hard work and effort! But the results are definitely worth it, isn't it?

    Have a fabulous week!


  3. What beautiful and yummy looking goodies you have in your garden, Nancy! I am so jealous! I would love for you to stop by and link your harvest up at Freshmen Friday!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Looks like a beautiful, productive day!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your post at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Nancy.

  6. Nancy, do you just eat them right off the tree, or do you cook them in things? That is a lot of work, but they must be so yummy!!!


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