Building a house, lacking an internet connection and planning a wedding have kept me busy for the past year, but not too busy to garden! While my blog entries have been scarce, I have been trying to find places to plant at our house (there's a lot of building debris in our yard!), build up the soil in our garden, and find time to enjoy some of our tasty treats.
One of my favourite treats last summer was the cape gooseberries that we planted. Also known as ground cherries, they are one of my favourite garden plants, not only because they are so prolific once they start producing, but they also taste delicious in both savoury or sweet dishes and the plants are quite attractive. Plant them in borders with your flowers, in vegetable gardens, or in pots. Perfect for an urban garden that gets a lot of sun.
Buy a few plants from a local nursery or start your own from seed. They do need a long growing season, so it may be a bit late to start them, but if you have a lot of sun, you may want to give them a try!