Having an acre, we have ample room to grow some of our own food and so as we continue to work on converting our property into a European Inspired urban farm, we are doing just that. Currently, we have an herb garden, a lettuce garden, grapes that are 2 years old, a small pumpkin patch, and now the orchard, which was planted in May.
The orchard consists of 10 trees on the west side of our property. We have planted, so far, one each of lime, lemon, orange, plum, peach and fig, along with two apple trees, and two olive trees. Still in the queue is backyard chickens, which we have had before and are looking forward to having again this fall, and Mason bees.
We are avid travelers and so I am enjoying adding things to our property that remind me of some of our favorite places. This summer, we added several hibiscus plants in all different colors around the pool area and back porch. A little bit of Hawaii here in the Southwest. Other flowers create an appealing landscape and encourage honeybees to visit.
We will plant a fall garden once temperatures cool down; currently, we are still in the 100s every day, and as I get further along in my Herbalist course, I look forward to planting more herbs.
Are you growing your own food or herbs?