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Daily Farm Pic 08.24.09

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We’re doing more work to prepare for our fall garden. It’s taking a lot of planning to make sure we rotate our crops and properly mix compatible plants near each other. More seedlings will be ready to go in the ground in the next 2 weeks or so. The tomatillos are looking nice but still no signs of broccoli sprouts.

The pumpkins, butternut squash and honeydews are all growing well. Hopefully we’ll start seeing some rapid growth from them as the days are shortening. I sure am ready for homemade pumpkin pie with eggs from our chickens and pumpkins from our garden!

Daily Farm Pic 08.11.09 am
Daily Farm Pic 08.11.09 am

The Common Fig

  • Binomial Name: Ficus Carica L.
  • The edible fig is one of the first plants that were cultivated by humans.
  • Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber.
  • The fig fruit is actually the flower of the tree.
  • Parthenocarpic: Produces fruit without requiring fertilization.

We’re growing 3 fig trees on our farm. They’re a very interesting tree to watch grow. None of the fig trees are over 2 feet tall as they’re less than a year old. Two fig trees of an unknown variety have been planted in front of the house and growing in a shady spot. The 1 in the back is planted in full sun.

Our fig trees already have quite a few figs growing on them. Fig trees are a parthenocarpic plant -they do not require fertilization to produce fruit. The fig fruit is actually the tree’s flower. Our little trees are producing fruit so we know this genetic mutation works quite well.

We’re very excited about our figs. The first harvest should be in mid to late June. Luckily, the fig tree will fill with fruit again for a picking later in the year as well. Fresh figs are delicious!

Normally I take the photos for the farm blog but it’s so nice having a pro photographer in the family. Not only do we get to archive our progress, we get to have beautiful art in our house. You can definitely notice a difference in our photography styles.

Enjoy these photos and check out our photographer’s portfolio where you can purchase prints. When we get a few products to sell at the farmers market, we’ll be selling some matted prints as well.