That said, so far I think I've only gotten two comments in the history of this blog... both of which came from friends... SO... if you wouldn't mind, please post a comment and let me know what keeps you coming back to check things out over here at Balancing The Empire. You never know, I just might start talking about your favorite subject a little bit more often!
Oh my lucky stars, its a fig!On another note, this past weekend we ate our first fig from the tree's I planted this spring! No, I dropped the ball again and didn't take a picture... but if I did, you would immediately recognize a fig that was not quite ripe! ...I know now! (Which reminds me of this guy...)
Anyway, this past spring I put two of these little guys in the ground, via Starkbros.com and didn't know if they were going to make it... but they did!
|A Chicago Hardy Fig|
As much as I don't like Illinois (political and personal liberty reasons), I had to suck it up and go with the Chicago Fig. These guys are supposed to produce in a year or two, but for me, they produced in less than 6 months, pretty cool I think!
Well anyway, I've been keeping an eye on them and got a little bit too excited when I saw one turning purple and picked it. It didn't taste bad, but I think it might have tasted much better had I waited another week. Hopefully we'll get a few more out of it before the frost hits so I can take a picture for ya! If that doesn't work, I'll have to wait till next year and hope that I do a good enough job protecting it through the winter.
I'd point you over to walden effect, but the internet filter at work won't let me go there... so if you need a guide to protecting figs over winter, check out this guys blog... by memory, he does some fine blogging!