Archive : figs

Feb 03 2016 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 2 comments

January Harvest

The year started with so many projects on the “TO DO” list, that we saw January come and go. We have successfully completed our Solar Geyser project and even though it is not a real gardening project, I really want to share the experience with you!! So I will make my next post a project post! But January still managed to delight me with lots of wonderful flavour and colour! See what […]

Jan 26 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Trees, | 7 comments

Bountiful fruit

Wow!! I have joy in my heart! We are enjoying the bountiful harvest of fruit from our garden!! One day we will have apples as well!! Quinces galore and a fig tree that needs a scarecrow!! His name is el-sha-fig! Happy Gardening xxx   Save

Feb 17 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, | 10 comments

African Fruit Beetle

African Fruit Beetle

Hi Chris, I wanted to do a quick post before I start with a new work project. This darn thing is all over my figs. They are the African Fruit Beetle. Do you have these too? I did some research and found some interesting info. (Pachnoda sinuata) the garden fruit chafer or brown-and-yellow fruit chafer, is a species of beetle found in Africa from the Congo Basin southwards. These insect pests can […]

Jan 31 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 1 comment

Figs ready for jam

Veggie basket

I was in the garden today as the sun was setting with my basket ready to collect supper! I was so surprised at how quickly I could have filled it! I have a head of butter lettuce, sweet garden peas and sweet basil. I also added a few figs because they are beautifully sweet and ripe and ready for jam. I made the most delicious jam last year which I will share with […]

Jan 19 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

Fruits in my Garden

Fig Tree 2011

We are patiently waiting for the figs to ripen. I made green fig preserve for the first time 3 weeks ago and made 1,5kg worth of figs in syrup. They are really nice – for a first try – but the syrup is too runny. I’ll blog about that recipe next time. So now for ripe, fresh figs – yum yum! I also make a mean fig jam. The only problem is […]