(Check out this nifty ripening calendar -- click for a larger sized image.)
About the time that we moved, I joined an online discussion group for East Oakland gardeners. And in the past few weeks, I've been meeting with some of my fellow gardeners for swaps. I've gotten bamboo, which is intended for trellises, and last night I traded some of my lemons for baby broccoli plants.
I love this.
Not only do I get to engage in some neighborly-garden-kindness with people who would otherwise be strangers, I also get to gawk at some of the glorious gardens in the posher parts of my neighborhood. There are some huge urban gardens around here.
I really would like to hear what fruit trees work for you. Please leave a comment, and tell me who you are. I'm sad to report that the spam-bots have found this blog, and that I'm having to approve all the comments before they appear on the blog. I'd so much rather be reading garden advice than unsolicited financial advice from strangers with questionable grammar.