Harvest time, planting time

It’s winter, officially, and that means time to harvest the citrus crops in the sunnier climes of the United States. We have a lemon tree and our first orange tree. We decided to pick the sweeter fruits early, to get a jump on the wildlife that, for some reason, seems entitled to take what they want around these parts.

Having just moved into this new home in August, we are finding all types of surprises with fruit trees planted by the previous owners.

We did pick a few figs; so far, no produce from the nectarine tree.

And, now that we have a greenhouse, it’s also planting time. Sherry has been busy getting herbs to germinate. Baby cilantro, basil, oregano, green onions and thyme, among others, are sprouting.

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