With the slight interruption of my life we just didn't get our spring garden in when we should have. For the first time in years I bought our starter plants. I have a small green house where we usually seed start our plants. The weather here is also out of kilter. We've been consistently in the 90's for 2+ weeks now. ~So as you can see I have properly presented reasons as to why it isn't MY fault we're behind, Thank you.
In 2008 a friend of ours brought a huge basket of lemons to church to give away. These beautiful lemons came off 1 tree in her yard. Since then I have been hooked on the idea of growing fruit. Christmas of 2009 brought 2 different orange trees and this past Christmas a lemon. None of these went in the ground as a tree first had to come down (see blog: Margins, Tumbleweeds and Chainsaws). Recently I read an article on peach growing in my area. I called around and no one had any. Upon visiting a local nursery I discovered apple trees for NE Florida. Unlike citrus trees most fruit trees require 2 trees for production. We now have a McIntosh and a Golden Delicious. But it doesn't end there..... I also discovered a variety of Kiwi so of course 2 of those are in the ground as well. **Side note private garden centers are soo willing to give you deals on plants as all of the above was less that $50** We were in the process of planting our trees and needed to run to Home Depot. What did we find there with fruit already hanging????? A peach tree!!! Yes you normally need 2 trees but this one was already bearing fruit so we bought it!!!! It was the last one so having 2 wasn't even an option.
- 1 Lemon Tree
- 2 Orange Trees
- 2 Apple Trees
- 1 Peach Tree
- 2 Kiwi Vines
- 6 Blueberry Bushes (forgot to tell you about these)
|last night this was covered in grits|
UGGHHHHH Total depression. I thought it would be cool to find a link showing how grits cause ants to well..explode. We've used grits in the past quite successfully to rid ourselves of these tiny dragons. Well in doing my properly required blogging research I have learned <big sigh> that grits do NOT in fact kill the ants. They simply just move :0( BUT I did find a new PROVEN remedy... garlic juice!!
|our baby peaches one is hiding|
|going to be a great blueberry season|
|our 2 kiwi vines|