Dry cure olives 3 weeks later 

Was surprised to see the dry curing olive jar with moist salt and a fluid level.  Did all that fluid come from the olives? Or did water enter the jar from the atmosphere? It’s a mystery 🙂 guess I should’ve weighed the jar first!       As you can see they’re all wrinkly!! We tasted…

Dry cure olives

Didn’t get too many olives from my tree and last year I tried to cure in brine but it olives just went moldy which was unexpected as I put so much salt in it. So trying something different this year, just pure salt.             I have to check it in 3 weeks. The…

Homegrown olives! Now what? Curing in Brine

So here’s my little olive harvest from my $10 tree I bought earlier this year. I left them on the tree for a while until the recent storm knocked some little olives onto the ground. I had to do something about it before they went to waste so here’s what I got: It’s a small…

August olives update

Olives are getting bigger! Can’t wait to see them in October when I’m back in town. Left my garden to my neighbours for a month.

End of April 2014 update.

Surprisingly, my neglected garden isn’t as bountiful as it was when I tended to it more. Peaches are small, blueberries are fewer… Still, the few I get taste good. My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much. And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are…

2014 New trees – nectarine and Olive

New one gallon trees, just repotted. My peach trees have blossomed and are in the middle of fruiti right now and this guy seems to be just coming out of dormancy so I will get a fre more fruit later in the season. Plus, nectarines vs peaches? No fuzz! And here’s the little one gallon…