Everything is so full of promise! My plants are just bursting to get out of the ground and start producing! And some things happen quick!
I got my first Pluot from my Pluot tree. I had no idea that they were ready this early in the season.
I’ve also started picking my Anaheim chili peppers and am enjoying them in lots of different foods. I am picking the Poblano peppers, even if they are still not quite ripe. They’re quite sweet, almost like Bell Pepper at this stage. Both are from my South garden. The peppers in the North garden are not even producing at this point. I think this is because it only gets half-day sunlight.
The planters are going pretty well. The front planter has already given us baby spinach, which is very delicious. The rear planter seems to be starting well, but for some reason the plants in it have stunted a little bit, and are slowing down. This concerns me, and I’m investigating possible pests. I’ve also added redworms to the rear planter to see if I can learn anything from that.
And the backyard fruit grove is very interesting. I’m getting some blueberries already. The oranges are doing well, but the cherry tree seems to be yellowing a little. I’m having a hard time figuring out why this is.
I’ve purchased a soil testing kit, and a moisture monitor, and will start testing various sites around my garden to figure it out.
The blackberry is in the image with the single blue pot. My “potted orchard” is in multiple pots.
Enjoy the photos!