Yesterday I had two things on my mind the first was planting my fig trees (behind hte strawberries). They had finally come. It took forever since I didn't want them to show up while I was out of town. I could have picked them up since they were from Roslindale, but I just had them ship them. For me it was much easier. I picked the smallest size they had since I want to train them in the Japanese style. The trunk will grow horizontally along the metal bars and the branches will go up vertically from there. I'm a touch worried. When the sun hits the bars they get really hot. I'm hoping it doesn't damage the plants. I wanted to train them this way because figs are only semi hardy in my zone. Anything unprotected over the winter could die. Grown this way I can always protect at least the trunk.
The second thing was to harvest my chamomile. This is quite a project. I've got a lot of tiny little flowers on the plants and picking them is slow. As I was halfway through I decided that the plants sprawling in the pathway just had to stop. So I staked them up with some bamboo and twine. While I was at it I did the dill and the blooming cilantro too. They both had been knocked over in the rain.
They look so pretty in the glass jar. One thing always leads to another. Since I was starting to store my tea for the winter, I had to clean out the tea cabinet. It has some really old tea leaves in it. I got them all cleaned out.
Then I figured it would be canning time soon and I'd better get my pantry cleaned out. I got rid of all the things I wasn't going to eat ( I didn't like the pickles I'd canned last year, didn't like the dried tomatoes). And I moved things around so I could find out what is left. I haven't been eating applesauce as much I should be, but I'll use more as zucchini season ramps up. My zucchini bread uses applesauce. And I barely touched the Salsa Verde. I really haven't figured out what to do with it. I tried it in pork and it was OK, but hubby wasn't impressed. I eat it on chips at parties, but I don't eat chips on a regular basis. The rest seems to be getting used up pretty well.