Friday, September 29, 2017

This Week in the Garden: Spring Check-In on the Edible Garden

Please forgive my fingers sneaking into these shots as our only recent dry-spell for snapping photos was also rather windy - no good for trying to photograph plants! :)  But hey! At least it was dry enough to enjoy (well...kind of) catching up on a few long overdue garden chores.  Somehow, our storm battered berry bushes and brambles have found enough sunshine to leaf out, blossom, and start to set the very first fruit of the season.  The blackberries are currently in the lead, but the blueberries are in coming into full blossom and looking promising.  The strawberries are slow, but there are more plants this season thanks to having propagated their runners into new (free - yay!) plants. I'll talk more about that in a future Let's Plant post. The peaches and nectarines have blossomed, and hopefully enough pollinators braved the poor weather to set fruit.  Our slower blossoming apples and pears are still far behind, just now starting to burst buds. Our poor winter peas were too ravaged by birds and weather so were unceremoniously composted to clean the bed, but the garlic, onions, and broad beans are all doing well and the regrown celery (I root and replant my celery bases) is all looking rather nice as well. I have yet to sow my direct spring seed, holding out for better weather.  

What's happening in and around your garden this week? Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page. I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.  

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