The Garden In December: Citrus and Greens

As this is the last week of 2020, I thought I would do one last look of the current state of the garden. Citrus and greens is the theme.

In the main in-ground garden space, the only things still growing are mustard greens and kale. They’re looking okay…the mustard greens are doing better than the kale. I can cut a few leaves to add to a bowl of soup, but it’s not a lot. I hope they’ll put on some more growth once we get more daylight.

As you saw on Sunday, though, we have some citrus ripening.

The navel orange tree…

…some kumquats….

….and the blood orange tree!

The blood orange tree, while not quite ripe yet, is loaded with fruit. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that the garden is just underneath the blood orange tree, and as I was watering the garden this summer, I’m sure the blood orange was also getting a good drink this summer.

(Not pictured: limes and Meyer lemons, still producing.)

Besides the citrus trees, there’s not much to look at in the garden at this time, but I’m optimistic that by December 2021 I’ll have more to show you!

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