I ran out between storms today to snap some pictures of my garden. Here’s a look at what’s going on out there:
So far, netting our grapes seems to be working … the birds haven’t gotten them yet. If we can keep the bugs off of them as they ripen, we may actually have grapes this year!
And it looks like we’re still on track for our first apple harvest this year, too. We’re talking about six apples tops, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere.
The lemon tree that we bought in February is also doing well. Check out those lemons!
My tomato plants are healthier than any tomato plants that I’ve ever grown. I think it’s because I winter sowed them.
I still have a bunch more pumpkins to plant, but the ones that I’ve gotten in the ground are thriving. They were wintersown, too.
My potato plants are growing faster than I can mulch them. I need to get another layer of leaf mold on them soon.
Short of watering the onions a few times, I haven’t really had to do anything to them since I planted them. They seem happy in their new bed.
My pepper plants are doing okay, but they don’t seem to be doing quite as well as last year’s. I forgot to order pepper seeds when I placed my seed order, so I had to buy plants. That may be the difference. Fertilizer (or lack thereof) may be part of the problem, too. Someone (me) hasn’t gotten around to fertilizing them yet. I like to give them a handful of egg shells every few weeks.
I direct-seeded some cantaloupes last week, and every one of them came up. Yay! I’m going to train them up the netting that you see behind them.
Unfortunately, our strawberries aren’t doing quite as well as everything else … The other night, one of our neighbors decided to take a drunk drive through the most productive section of our patch, and broke several sections of our fence. Hmph. No strawberries for them!