Summer is a season of bounty. Here's my harvest this morning from our small urban backyard edible garden - some donut peaches, three cucumbers, different varieties of tomatoes, Eureka lemons, peppers, strawberry, O'Neal blueberries and a bunch of grapes.
Picking strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
Berries are great edibles to grow in a home garden. They are super delicious, nutritious and very versatile. Can be eaten for snacking, for breakfast, for dessert, as toppings on salads, for baking. The possibilities are endless and they are very easy to grow.
Harvest from a small backyard garden
Some donut peaches, nectarines, grapes, apples, tomatoes and a tiny strawberry freshly-picked from our small urban backyard edible garden. We are growing may varieties of fruit-bearing trees, vines, berries, herbs, vegetables and some edible flowers too.
Early morning backyard harvest
It's early morning and some fruits are ready for picking. Come join me harvest some strawberries, blueberries, kumquats, peppers, carrot and calamansi or calamondin from our small urban backyard edible garden. Let's pause for a moment too to watch the tiny birds foraging.
Growing roses and edibles
I love growing flowers as much as I love growing edibles. And flowers are gorgeous this time of the year, in early spring. On this video I picked some roses to put on the vase and harvested chives and oranges for our repurposed leftover taco brunch.
Sunday brunch at home
Sunday brunch in the backyard garden with some garden harvest - collard greens, red-veined sorrel, kale and Valencia oranges. I grilled some chicken and apple sausages, boiled eggs and made mimosa. The flowers are gorgeous this time of the year! Cheers!
Backyard harvest for breakfast
One of the great things about growing a garden is the endless bounty of fruits and vegetables -- like the donut peaches that are dropping off the tree. I picked some of them along with a handful of blueberries, raspberries and a lone strawberry for our breakfast while I listened to the birds sing their morning song. Nothing is fresher than the food grown from your own garden and it doesn't get more local than your own backyard.
Harvesting lettuce from a home garden
Springtime is a perfect time to plant a home garden in most growing zones, but where we are, March is the tail end of the cold loving plants when most of the vegetables are bolting or in the process of bolting. On this video, I harvested some lettuce from a raised box in the backyard edible garden for dinner.
A colorful backyard garden harvest
Some are edible, some beautiful. Come join me harvest snow peas, kumquats, lemon and leafy greens. Let's harvest two varieties of sorrel - French and red veined and pick some flowers. Then let's prepare dinner - salad, steamed potatoes and mahi mahi in lemon garlic butter sauce garnished with lemon slices and herbs from the backyard garden.
Broccolini and snow peas harvest
I heard bees buzzing! They are busy foraging and soon it will be springtime! The broccolinis are flowering. They sure had seen the better days, so it's time to harvest them along with some snow peas. Then it's breakfast time, few minutes before work starts. A bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries that were also picked from the garden.
Winter backyard dinner - crawfish & okra
We get mild winters, almost like a Mediterranean type climate, so Sunday lunch was in the backyard garden. Two and a half pounds crawfish or crayfish cooked in roux and seafood broth with okra, celery, andouille sausage cut into medallions and seafood seasoning, then spooned over a bowl of steamed rice. Like crawfish, some people like okra and some don't. Okra is a super food, rich in many nutrients and low in calories. We grew up eating okra, so we like the sliminess which is perfect on gumbo. Bon appetit!
A calm morning in the backyard and some garden harvest
A garden is a relaxing sanctuary, a calm and quiet place especially early in the morning. The birds, bees, butterflies, flowers and fruits are lovely sights to see. Join me for a partial tour of our small urban backyard garden while I eat my breakfast -- oatmeal with freshly-picked strawberries and coffee. Then we harvest some figs, nectarines, calamondin or calamansi, tomatoes, bittermelon -- called ampalaya in the Philippines and karela in India. Then we watch two hummingbirds put on a show. Lastly, we make tomato salad with mozzarella, basil, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
A small backyard edible garden tour and harvest
The crookneck squash is growing out of control, same with bitter melon that is now climbing up on a lemon tree. Eggplants have fruits too along with tomatoes and peppers. The basil is growing beautifully and the calamansi or calamondin keeps on giving us carafes after carafes of fragrant yummy juices. If you are new to gardening or planning to build a garden, this harvest video which is also sort of a garden tour will give you an idea on what to grow if you are in our growing zone. ❤️ Backyard Edible Garden