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Al Dente: Figs from the Kitchen Garden

A few years ago my husband gave me two little fig trees. We planted them in one corner of the yard. They weren't terribly fruitful in that spot. This winter we had to move the trees due to a project and in haste we simply plopped them into the back of one of our raised beds. Much to my shock, the little fig trees are going gangbusters this year! In July I planted a crop of beets under the trees and then watered the raised bed daily throughout the summer. Clearly the trees like their new home because this morning I harvested the plump ripe figs shown here.


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