On the Garden Front

On the garden front – we’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news.

First the good news – look what we found growing in the orchard!

PeachesTiny little baby peaches growing on the peach trees! Aren’t they cute! These were new trees we planted just last year to replace the ones we lost to blight.

They were covered with blossoms this spring – then we had some cold weather. We were a little worried that it may hurt them- but so far it looks good!

There’s also teeny little baby cherries, baby apples, millions of blossoms on the blackberries and raspberries, and lots of rhubarb and asparagus.

Meanwhile – in the basement – we have flats of tomatoes that are growing fast and begging to be transplanted. It’s on my to-do list for the weekend. I just need some more potting soil from the Amish store.

Now for the bad news.

Do you see those pathetic plants in the flat in front of the tomatoes? Those are my broccoli plants. They look sickly. So do the cauliflower. The cabbage never even sprouted.

I think I will add replacement plants to my list for the Amish store.

Remember the super-hot ghost peppers I planted? Only 2 of them sprouted – and they’re not growing very quickly.

TurnipsAnd then there’s my garden spot. Oh. my. We may need to mow it before we can till it!

We planted turnips last fall as a cover crop that we could till under this spring. The only problem – they didn’t sprout last fall. They sprouted this spring.  And we didn’t get them tilled in – yet.

They also didn’t form turnips under the ground – just went to tops.

Hmm… wonder if the cows like them? What if we ran the cows through the garden for a day? They could eat the turnips and fertilize things at the same time!

Or- maybe not. 🙂

I’ve linked this post up with The Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage.