Thursday, September 12, 2013

Our New Gardens

Don't you love the hay fields in the distance? I know I do!

I am SO thrilled to finally be moved! I thought it would never happen. We packed boxes for almost a week and then poof!! We were moving! It was a really stressful process for me, but I think over all it went really smoothly. One of the first things I did the second day we were at our new house was take a walk around the back yard. I am really excited about all the different things we have out there!

This is our loaded apple tree.

The Trees
There are two apple trees. One has already lost its fruit for this season (I just missed getting those apples, but oh well…there’s always next year!), and the other is just about ready to pick! The second tree is loaded down. There are 15 cherry trees that are about 3 feet high right now. Three of those are dead, but there are a few young trees in the middle of the yard under the full grown cherry tree that can be transplanted in October to replace the dead trees. We have a dwarf peach tree, but the peaches on it look gross and are small like apricots. I’m not sure what is going on with that tree… There are a lot of other trees in the yard too that don’t produce anything.

The top left photo shows the grape vines.
The top right photo shows the blackberry bushes.
The bottom photo shows blackberries starting to ripen.

The Fruit Vines
We have a bunch of grape vines. I’m not sure of the exact count, but there’s a good many of them. The vines are loaded down with grapes! Some of them are staring to ripen while others still have a ways to go before they’ll be ready to pick. We also have 8 blackberry bushes. Most of them are done for this season, but a few have tiny clusters of fruit that is still ripening. There really aren't enough blackberries left to do much with at this point.

This is the herb garden a few days after we moved in.

The Herb Garden
I didn't notice this before, but there’s a small herb garden bed that’s just in front of the organic garden. It has some sage growing in it and there’s something else in there, but it looks dead. I've already raked out half of the herb garden and put in 8 different herbs for a late harvest. More on that in a coming post...

The Organic Garden
The organic garden is built up off the ground. It’s full of tomato bushes right now. The bushes are loaded with green tomatoes. A few of them are ripening. I picked one tomato right when we moved in and it was DELICIOUS! Much better than anything I've had in a long time. We had to put up chicken wire around the tomatoes because something was getting into them and eating them. Right now I'm getting anywhere from 3 to 5 ripening tomatoes a day to sit in the kitchen windowsill to finish ripening. We've made BLT Sandwiches quite a few times with the fresh tomatoes. It's SO good!

The Regular Garden
The regular garden is on both the left and right of the organic garden. So basically the organic garden is right in the middle of everything.

This is the view from the opposite end of the garden. In the background would be the house (you can't see it).

To the left of the organic garden there are two rows of planted foods. One has green beans (on the right in the photo) and the other row has sweet potatoes (on the left of the photo).

On the right of the organic garden there are red beans which we planted for a late harvest (on the right in the photo), and a row of onions (on the left). There is plenty of room for the garden to be expanded next year if we want to. In the background of this photo you can see the herb garden. This photo is also showing from the opposite end of the garden.

Well, that's what I've got on the garden & fruit trees for now.

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  1. WOW! Your new home is beautiful! How wonderful to have mature fruit trees! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Looks and sounds amazing!! What a great place to move to!

  3. Such a beautiful place! I am so happy for you Helen! ♥

    Krys @ The Mister & Me

  4. You are so lucky to have moved into a place with fruit trees!!


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