The turnips are coming up great, especially after thinning out the herd.
My windshield required scraping, a first for me here in San Diego. My tomatoes look like some of the tender shoots may have met their match. But I’m sure the cherry, apple, and stone fruit liked the cold. It’s never all bad with a balanced garden I’m hoping…some things don’t like the cold, and some love it. The chiles still look okay after the cold, and as for the corn, I have no idea what they can handle. I think I may find out in a few days.
No pests have touched the blueberries…Even then though, I’m not sure there are enough for all of us, Mónico really likes blueberries, and once they start maturing, he’ll check every day for ripe ones.
Continuing with the transplants (the brussel sprouts worked well), I hope these do as well. You may be asking yourself—or not— if you might have seen this patch before…alas, you have. Here was where a bunch of beets were sown a few weeks ago, and not a single one came up. So this is plan B. Plan C, by the way, will be to put tomatoes here if these die.
No work today (ill be working nights this week), so of course I’m in the garden. I’m loosening and ammending the soil between the stone fruit and the blueberries, for the future planting of blueberries. I may not have money this week, but there is always some way of improving the garden, even with no money. Hopefully, I can get some acidic ammendments with the blueberries in the next couple of weeks out of those next paychecks.
I bought 2-6 packs of this lettuce, and some were doubles, so I now have 18, if they all live anyway. I also planted some non-edibles from my mother’s plants, but didn’t take pictures. They may move, because I’m not sure they look right. I better stop with the lettuce though, I think I’ve focuses too much on that, and I need a more balanced garden.
A few weeks ago I planted some asparagus roots, and everywhere I looked, people advised me to not eat any the first two years, as they need to mature. They are about 1/8 inch in diameter, who would eat them? Maybe somebody needs that kind of warning, but seriously, you could’t get more than 2 tablespoons of asparagus from ALL of my plants this year.
This is our triple variety apple tree, although I have no idea which variety these two guys are. But if the tree continues, we should have at least a few apples from summer through winter. Not too bad.
Last week I didn’t work much, and so Carmen, mónico and I ended up in the garden, of course. Most of what is on the left is cabbages: Napa, and a variety called Michili (sp?). The rest is turnips and radish. We’re still learning how to sow seeds, so I am not too confident this will all come up perfect…but we have to learn somehow!
These are our newest trees, the one in the foreground is a quadruple pear (bartlet and three asian varieties) and the one in back is a triple variety cherry. Mónico just asked for a plum, so I guess I have some shopping to do.