Friday, August 30, 2013
My interests are not ONLY in Star Trek. :)
I am also aspiring to be an urban homesteader and I love emergency preparedness. I will be doing a blog post on emergency preparedness - probably for tomorrow or Sunday - because I have had yet another dream of earthquakes (this makes four in about four weeks).
But for now, here's pictures of the first fall - late summer harvests! Our apartment complex has little mini gardens in front of each apartment and most of them are planted. I'm growing two types of tomatoes, pickling/lemon/slicing cukes in front of one neighbor's apartment. I also have containers in the parking lot and an 8x8 in the back next to the creek. I harvested garlic and shallots, and get chard and blackberries daily. The potatoes are doing well. The potato onions are eight feet tall and I don't know quite how to harvest them, as the greenery has become entangled in mesh fencing to keep out the raccoons and nutria. I'll figure it out. I love fall. I cannot wait for apples - cider, apple sauce, pie filling. Here's some pix of the harvest and stuff I've canned.