Monthly Archives: April 2017

Last Soft Fruit Crop

The final soft fruit for the orchard will be Grapes. Using an old frame from a portable storage “tent”, an area to be known as the Grape House was prepared. The varieties will center around seedless table grapes for fresh eating and juice. This year just 8 grapes will be Read On..

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Asparagus New Bed

A second plant that needed to move was the Asparagus patch. These are a bit tricky so rather than moving current crowns this year a new planting was made. ‏ These Jersey Giants will be allowed to settle in and establish themselves while the old bed harvested. Next season half of Read On..

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More Transplants

Unfortunately, when the garden was started, not much land was cleared and so the garden area was small and included everything together. Now there are separate soft fruit and tree orchards as well as an expanded vegetable garden – with more to come. Consequently there were some plantings that need Read On..

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Early Spring Work and Orchards

My Summer intern had a few days off from school so he came up for a little work. The downed tree (and a few more) were taken care of and the fence repaired. Min addition the orchards got some early attention including the spots for the (last) new apple and Read On..

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