Saturday, June 4, 2011

Garden Update

We made the decision to not do an official vegetable garden this year. We weren't sure how long the house buying process would take and didn't want to do all the work and leave the harvest for another family. Not to mention that we got all heirloom seeds, specifically to start saving seeds for following years and we'd lose all that if we had to leave the garden here. That being said, we still have our potted garden. Our pear and peach trees are loaded with fruit...we even had to thin the peach trees so we didn't have fruit drop or broken branches. I will say that thinning is one of my least favorite things to do. I know that in the long run it is better for fruit's just really hard to take perfectly healthy fruit and trash it. The trees are so young we never imagined we'd get fruit this year, while they are still in the's crazy. We can't wait to enjoy our fresh fruit.
We've also harvested a couple of strawberries that were delicious! There are more still ripening. It also looks like we are going to get a handful of raspberries (they are blossoms right now).
I just find it so fascinating to watch our food grow from bare branch, to leaf, to bud, to blossom, to baby fruit and continue to ripen until it is ready to pick and eat.

Today - we'll be driving out past the house to check out the antiques festival that runs along our street.

1 comment:

  1. so exciting! i was thinking of you today at the local garden shop, excited for you to join the homeowners club :)