Good so far, it was a warm winter here in SoCal so the cherry tomato survived the winter and really hasn’t stopped producing. It’s pretty much taken over my raised veggie bed. The Black Krim is doing just ok, it’s a decent number of tomatoes, but it’s showing a lot of leaf curl and it’s growth has been stunted. Not sure why, maybe not enough water. Cukes have done ok, but not as well as last year. This year I’m trying a butternut squash and it’s spreading out nicely. It initially was suffering from blossom end rot, but I think I have that solved now, so I’m hoping the the squash developing will make it.
Fruit-wise, I have a bunch of passion fruit developing, a single dragonfruit (hoping for more), lots of figs, bunch of citrus, and a few apples (so far.) The apples tend to stretch out their blossoming cycle due to our climate. Not all of their branches have broken dormancy and my stupid HC hasn’t pushed out anything yet, except for a bunch of root suckers.
Insect pressure hasn’t been too bad with the exception of ants and aphids. The aphids were giving my apple trees a bit of a hard time until I washed them away. I attempted to make some homemade boric acid bait traps for the ants, but I think I got the proportions wrong (the recipe I used called for some syrup) and it crystalized. Anything that went into the trap didn’t come out, but I don’t think any of the poison made it to the ant colonies.
Passion fruit flower
dragon fruit flower