Hey y'all. I hadn't been in in a while. So I thought I'd check in and say, "hi."
First off, an update on the cuttings I requested ID on. I went on vacation for 10 days, and when I came back, some of the leaves were dry and curled, and there was plenty of mold lining the inside of the cups.
I know they got utterly doused by rain while I was gone. Maybe have gotten some frost too. I thought they might appreciate some fresh growing medium. Plus, the old stuff had some worm poop mixed in, and I think it made it a bit too dense.
When I un-potted them, they looked pretty nice:
I cleaned up the cups, and re-potted the cutting with just perlite and vermiculite. It been a couple weeks, and they seem to be enjoying the change.
Also, last year, I foraged some figs from an abandoned tree, and dried them:
Last week, I rehydrated them in some water. Then yesterday, dumped them, and the water into a pot, along with some charentais melon cubes from last summer's garden that I had frozen, and some ugly old grocery store pears that I froze as well.
Added about 3 cups of brown sugar, a vanilla bean, and some lemon zest, and let it simmer for a good long time.
And then canned it up
Turned out slightly too sweet for my taste. But I guess if I use it for something savory, it would be nice diluted with some balsamic vinegar, and maybe add some black pepper.
That's all! :c )