Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lots of Photos

Sorry it has taken me so long to update my blog.

The greenhouse is down and all the seedlings have been planted. I still have some lettuce, beans and basil seeds to plant out into the empty squares.

Garden Tour

The first four photos were taken from the roof. Click on photos for a lager view.

Photo below: Tomato bed.

Photo below: Bed 6.

Photos below: Columnar apple trees.

Photo below: Banana. I really hope I get fruit this year

Photo below: Nectarine tree. This is the first year I am seeing a little bit of leaf curl. I have never sprayed this tree but will need to start at the end of this year.

Photo below: Raspberries. I need to get a bigger container.

Photo below: Cucumbers.

Photo below: Purple broccoli. I hope to harvest my broccoli before it gets to warm. I planted these last November. They over wintered very well.

Photo below: The bell peppers are growing better now that they are in the beds.

Photo below: Early potatoes.

Photo below: Potato bins 1 and 2 are looking really good.

Photo below: Summer squash.

Photos below: Strawberries.

Photo below: Sweet potato slips. If you remember a few weeks ago I pulled one of the slips off the potato to root it in some soil. I'm happy to say it rooted. In fact the roots are coming out of the bottom of the container. I will pull two more slips off the potato this weekend and plant them in small containers. I hope to plant them out into bed 5 some time in May when the weather warms up a bit more.

In my next post I will give you a look at each bed and what is planted in them.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The plan in my garden is to

Plant out the rest of the seedlings that are in the greenhouse.
Take down the greenhouse.
Re-pot the mint.
And anything else I see that needs doing.

I'll post photos of my garden later today or tomorrow.

Haven Family House Garden Update

Yesterday I spent the day at Haven with my son planting out 10 pumpkin seedlings and 2 crookneck squash that were taking over my green house. I hope they do well.

Here are a few before and after photos of Pumpkin Hill. Click on photos for a larger view

Time to get out into the garden...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sweet Potato Slips

Today I pulled the largest slip off the sweet potato. I twisted the slip until it fell off. I'll leave the other slips on the sweet potato for another week to give them some more time to grow a little longer.

Photo below: I pinched off the bottom two leafs. You can see where the roots are starting to swell on the stem.

Photo below: I planted the slip up to the first set of leafs and watered well.

Photo below: I hope to have this slip planted out into the garden by May.

Other garden news. I planted my first set of bush beans, pole beans and chard seeds in the green house today as well as some more pumpkins for the Haven House Garden. All the tomatoes and basil were potted up yesterday. Everything will be planted out in the garden in the next two weeks.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Persea americana ‘Day’ “Avocado”

Persea americana ‘Day’ “Avocado”
Our ‘Day’ avocado is by far the easiest avocado to fruit in a pot. Plants will fruit at about 3 feet in height and will produce a medium-sized tapered-neck avocado that is easy to peel and has a delicious, buttery sweet taste. The fruit will hold on the plant for six months with ripening occurring from July to September. Another plus for ‘Day’ is its cold tolerance taking temperatures down into the low twenties. We sell grafted plants that will start bearing fruit in 2 to 3 years.

Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors.

Mine arrived from Logee's on Wednesday (3/31)

As soon as the weather warms up a bit more I will transplant my tree into it's new home.