Aug 17, 2018
The picture to this post is of the Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes) soaring high and proud in the late afternoon sun. I pulled up one plant to see if they were ready for harvest, but they still need more time. Some are flowering (which is a good sign) but the majority will soon. Sunchokes are related to the sunflower, so their flowers look very similar. I have never grown them, but it always exciting to try something new and experiment. Here is a very simple recipe if you wish to try them for yourself: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fried-sunchoke-chips-with-rosemary-salt
More rows have been prepped and the melon seedlings look adorable in their 'beds.' Blackberries are still mostly green, but the plants are looking super healthy and vigorous.
The newest garden project occurring is creating a pathway for 'Malibu Wine Safari' guests to wine taste in the garden. It should definitely be a very popular stop for tasting among safari employees.
Sunday is another lovely experience by 'Flight of Voices' with a musical hike and concert at the garden. These are offered only once a month, so you definitely want to get your tickets as soon as possible.
Current Harvest at Saddlerock: Tomatoes, Beets, Strawberries, Carrots, Kale, Hot Banana Peppers, Sweet Bell Peppers, Chives, Basil, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Mint, & Edible Flowers.