Our little plot is in its second year. Some old friends are settling in and new faces have appeared. I'll get into more detail in a future post, but here's generally what's doing.
:: OLD FRIENDS ::
|blueberries | I moved the two plants out of containers and into the ground. |
they like it, along with some coffee fertilizer.
lots more blossoms, clusters and (hopefully) fruit.
hope some of it makes it inside the house.
|cavolo nero | kale, I heart you. |
so much so that I re-planted you twice this winter/spring.
damn you slugs.
|'windsor' fava beans | making baby beans|
|'alpine' strawberries | they may be tiny but are they good. |
and, unlike regular strawberries, they give fruit all year long.
|leafy bed | kale, 'sea of red' lettuce, rapini, chard, tiny dill seedlings|
|'laxton's progress' peas on branches | we had to remove an old plum tree|
from our yard, but I kept all the branch trimmings for exactly this.
i love this look.
|plum branches | thank you, old tree|
|leafy bed | more peas, too|
|the big bed | fava, shallots, garlic and (more) peas|
|'ashmead's kernel' apple espalier | first tier in place|
I'm going with a slightly bowed shape (palmette?)
I think it's pretty graceful.
|'ashmead's kernel' apple espalier | second tier starting to sprout|
:: NEW FACES ::
|lisbon lemon | nice and tart, like i like 'em|
|potato box (1 of 2) | either 'yukon gold' or 'red pontiac'|
i haven't labeled much this year! yikes.
|rustic arugula | very nutty and peppery|
|even more peas! | I decided 3 pea plots weren't enough.|
soooo... i'm testing out a new space above the patio with
some blue-podded beauties. obvs., we like peas.
|'wine country mesclun' | so pretty|
|perennial herb strip | 40 or so feet of new plants:|
various lavenders, thymes, mint, scented geranium, sage & curry plant.
we have really clay soil, so all 11 spaces had to be dug out (ouch)
and amended liberally. it's the year of digging.
|oh but aren't they pretty | digging, what digging|
|curry plant | silvery needle leaves and they taste like... yup, curry|
:: NEW PROJECTS ::
|the big dig | since Kim asked for it, here's a 'before'|
actually it's a 'during': what I dug out today.
you'll get your full 'before' soon, Kim!
it's delightfully heinous :)