I thought I'd do an update on the progress of my veggie garden and the compost tumbler but I have to throw a few flower pictures in here just because they're so pretty! The hydrangeas (my FAVORITE shrub) are starting to bloom!
Update on the Compost Tumbler I made in the middle of April (How To Make A Garbage Can Compost Tumbler). It's looking pretty good. It's not as fast as I imagined but we've had unseasonable cool and rainy days. I think if it had been as hot as it was today (sweltering already) for the past month, it would have "cooked" faster. I also forgot to tumble it for a few weeks!
I think I'll wait another week before using it. I know a few people made one. How's your compost?
The peas are doing great! I should have started them earlier (note to self). They're going to come out soon and squash will go in their place.
It's been so hot the past few days the romaine lettuce has started to bolt!
Soon I'll have to net the blueberries. As soon as they start turning blue they become very attractive to all the birds! So the only way to actually get any is to net all the bushes!
Blackberry cobbler made with fresh organic blackberries with a nice hot cup of coffee - heaven!
My experimental crop for this year -oats! It's going to be fun watching this grow! Hopefully I'll be able to harvest my own oats this year!
Unfortunately not everything is rosey in orchard. My nectarine is full of nectarines but once again they've become infected with some sort of fungus. I tried spraying my trees this year but it didn't seem to help. I have one apple tree which needs to come down as it's got something and I'm giving up on the nectarine. Which is such a shame because it's a beautiful tree in spring with hot pink blossoms. I don't' have time to baby things and since it obviously is prone to this disease it's got to go. Maybe I'll plant a fig or persimmon instead.
When the wind blows the yard is filled with the scent of this Jasmine!
The potatoes (Yukon Gold) seem to be doing well this year. I just need to cover the green tops one more time and then I think I can just let them do their thing.
Soon there will be tomatoes! I planted 4 red bell pepper plants and one hot pepper plant. I still have basil (for pesto), carrots and lots of other things to plant. I planted corn yesterday. We started a few pumpkins from seed and Katharine Lady Katharine Tea Parlor (she has sheep btw and knows how to do everything) gave me loofah seeds which I'm anxiously waiting to plant!
All the roses have loved all the rain we've been having! I just wonder what they're going to do for the next few months. Everything seems to have bloomed so early this year!
So that's how my garden is growing right now! Have a great weekend everyone!