osmocote in the beds, sheer superstition at this point. plus I have a lot left from last year. veggie in the beds, fruit in the edges
the nursery for plants that don’t grow good and other things
is there a secret to mouse melons? they all fail.
dieter tulips right on time.
avocado with a duke scion that took up top. it’s mexicola. 3 years old or so now? the graft came from @swincher
melons went out a little early with protection. this one is doing the best. they’re very hard to grow here.
updates on figs sent to me by @jsteph00921 thank you again, all but one are doing fine. toya was chewed on by the neighbor’s cat and is in recovery with a few new leaves forming. it’s now in a more protected area. it was the smallest one. the rest are flourishing!
pawpaw that @Osteen sent me is happy! new leaves. it likes being at the corner where the roof runs off, among the winecap straw. my other pawpaws, from seeds sent by @Bradybb are still alive, a little smaller. Susquehanna is putting on a leaf or two. the other is still a sleepy stick, but green. there’s three still elbowing their way out in pots.
morus alba, morus nigra, morus rubra, rubra is a childhood nostalgia thing for me. I love them. nigra/Illinois came bigger, and is bigger. it has early freeze damage on every branch, they’re all dead 6 inches down from the tips.
sumac will have spice for me this year
lamb abbey graft from @NuttingBumpus
is taking! two of them are taking on different trees. I’m happy to see them breaking through. thank you!
more of that early frost damage on an apple tree. nearly every tree has a few inches at the tips that froze- it got freezing here so very early and suddenly, no trees dropped leaves at all.
a friend at work on the plums.
harrow sweet, replacement Arkansas black, and a comice are not awake yet.
garlic and a garden friend. an elderly lady gave a bunch of these away at my garden swap table. I snagged this owl looking one
I’ll post photos of the progress on the side and front, later today. Monday I’m laying cardboard and mulching out there, then planting pumpkins and flowers and things to fill the space a little.