So I was disappointed that we didn't get to plant a garden this year, you know with pregnancy, back aches, new house stuff etc. Our neighbor is getting ready to move away, and before she does she has been showing me what to do with gardening and what she knows from the previous owners plus she gave me a ton of books on gardening and trees, etc. We made 3 awesome finds: concord grapes, tomatillos, and an apple tree.
I am so excited. I have been researching how to care for them, when to harvest the fruit and recipes. So far we found one apple, the tree needs to be pruned and weeded around. The grape vines are producing a lot of grapes- I'm going to try making grape sorbet(Martha Stewart's recipe) and possibly some jam. The tomatillos are exciting because I love salsas, and will try to make one similar to the green sauce you get at Chipotle.
I will let you know how it turns out. I am excited to try keep up on the raspberries we transplanted. I want to add onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, peppers, cucumbers, squash, corn, carrots, aloe vera, pumpkins, rhubarb, and maybe a few other surprises. If you know how to garden in Colorado I would love to learn-otherwise I will be at the library researching:)