Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Nice looking garden Paul. My grandmothers had huge ones that I used to help with, and thus I have managed to grow a few things on my own some years (tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, melons and peppers).  Like you I use a little fertilizer to get things going, but no insecticides.  My grandmother always had problems with tomato worms that we had to remove by hand. I take it you don't have that problem in Washington. My grandmothers also "canned" or deep froze everything
for later consumption. I can recommend pear preserves as an equal to your figs in flavor. One grandmother had a large fig tree and made delicious preserves from it, and bought or was given pears (usually picked from a friend's tree) to put up. In my memory there is nothing to compare with a hot biscuit and pear preserves for breakfast, unless it is buttered sweet potato biscuits, made with a combination of flour and cooked sweet potato. I think I'm getting hungry!

Are you able to produce enough for your entire vegetable supply?

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 at 02:47:57 PM EST

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