Navigating around the garden these days feels a lot like making your way through a maze. I wish the pathways were not so narrow, and the layout of the beds not so complex. Of coarse I did not have the foresight into my garden future all those years ago when we started this project, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to expand as we did.
Four more fruit trees went in recently; two more Beach Plums, an Invicta Gooseberry, and a Rovada Currant. The currant and gooseberry went into the kitchen garden, the beach plums were planted off in the side yard. (I found out the hard way it takes more than one plum to get fruit, and even with three I may not ever truly see a harvest as they can be finicky to cultivate. )
Wineberries are also being planted around the perimeter of the shed that faces the road. I would love a nice messy hedge of canes in the future, and I have two sources that are kindly donating their extras.
The tomatoes are coming along nicely, I uncovered them today to sneek a peak and give them a drink. Ella's Pink Plum seems to have the most foliage, while the Amazon Chocolate is sporting a thick stem and is holding itself upright while all the others flop to the side.
Ella's Pink Plum
Something has been eating my peas, but mainly the Oregon Giants (on left):
I have re-seeded this row twice now, next year I will either not grow this variety, or cover it with mesh from the get-go.
Pepper in wall-o-water.
Greens and herbs in the mini hoop house,
which now has an aluminum shade cloth instead of plastic covering. It really does a great job of cutting down the sunshine, and it claims to retain heat as the temperature drops as well. Hoping this temperature mediation will mean less bolting. Fingers crossed, cause the thing sure is ugly (as sen in 2nd picture from top of post)!