Our strawberries season began recently in the middle of May. Last year we decided to plant strawberries on the ground, and let them grow as weeds. Although they did not produce enough strawberries last year, the plants produced enough sucker shoots. This year the plants grew large and are producing a good amount of fruit. When we bought the plants, the garden center staff alerted […]
The cucumber plants have been providing to us, family, neighbors, and friends for a few weeks. These fruits are gigantic. They are sweet and juicy, and they grow like crazy. Fruits increase in size very quickly, so you have to pay close attention to make sure they are harvested at the right time.
It has been a crazy summer with temperatures over 100 degrees, and the grapes are ripening. Trying to hurry up before any insect or disease discovers the grapes, we began harvesting them one by one today. They are small, still delicious. The plants already had the fruits when we bought them. The theory is that the grapes did not grow bigger because of the transplant […]
This is the first year that cucumbers grow in the garden. Basically, an experiment to see how cucumbers grow under the garden conditions. They were planted by seed in a 36 square feet raised-bed on May 27, 2018. High late fall temperatures made them grow very fast, and today, June 21st, they are already climbing an improvised trellis. To save on materials we built a […]
A day after the squirrels and some birds had a party with the Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes we moved them inside of a protected area. The cherry tomatoes are doing great, possibly because of the hot summer temperatures arriving a few days ahead of the season, and after a mixture of slow fertilizers. Read more about some of the edibles that are currently growing in the […]
We decided that 2018 was the perfect year to plant several fruit trees in our property. One of the trees that we planted is a dwarf columnar Asian Pear tree. The tree was planted on Maryland’s Arbor Day and it was still dormant by the time we got it, but it woke up quickly and the bees did an awesome job pollinating the flowers. Today […]
On May 12 we planted two mars seedless grapes bushes next to the patio railing. Our new mars grapes came with tiny fruits that have been growing for a month. Compared to other grapes varieties, this one grows relatively slow, at least in our garden. To protect the fruits from birds and other rodents we have enclosed the grapes with a mesh. We don’t know […]
We are growing a number of blackberries varieties in our garden. The first variety that we planted was Apache Blackberry, and it was planted in 2017. Four bushes were planted around our shed. We got no blackberries the first year, and literally no growth at all. One year later, today, our blackberry bushes are full of fruits. The sun makes a very big difference. Two […]