The first MAY PRIDE peaches of the season!
Strawberries, peaches and now honey! We are truly blessed with such a homegrown goodies. “We’re eatin’ good in the neighborhood!”
It’s certainly a challenge to mix fruit trees and sun loving vegetables all on one tiny plot. One can’t have fruit trees competing with vegetables, so here on the urban homestead we grow semi dwarf fruits trees using the ‘Backyard Orchard‘ method of growing fruit in compact urban spaces. Though we’ll never obtain a massive harvest of fruit as, say, from a regular sized fruit tree, it’s enough for our family’s needs. We are still trying to push the envelope on how much we can squeeze in, so it’s going to be an interesting challenge to see if we can Grow for 10k. Even if we don’t make our goal, we will have succeeded in challenging ourselves to make better use of growing spaces.
On the home-preservation front, we’ve been dusting off those empty glass jars preparing for the onslaught of the upcoming summer harvest.
The challenge this year for us, besides growing more, is to preserve more so that we have more homegrown eats in the fall and wintertime. Not to mention these homegrown-preserves make great gifts.
More of our homegrown efforts coming your way….