Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Swimming in Summer Veggies!
The staple summer veggies are exploding from the garden! Cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, oh my! Thanks to the mass amount of rain in the past 2 weeks and similar amount of sun. Volunteers have been hard at work staking, harvesting, pruning, and overall cultivating. In the eggplant picture, the actual eggplant started like the purple flower above it and grew from the yellow center. Eggplants are actually part of the berry family, with similar maturation behavior as a blackberry.
This tree is a fig tree. Little baby figs have been popping up in this beautiful weather. The leaves on the fig tree are super soft and is growing, growing, growing, since it was planted in April, thanks to our partners, Casey Trees.