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.
Second, the grapes:
Third, the figs:
Check out our fig tree:
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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