Monday, August 1, 2016
The Peach Trees Are Blooming
However, since mid-July the peach trees have been blooming really nicely. Last year my harvest from the trees was tiny and I hope that this year we'll get enough fruit to eat, make jam and some preserves.
The rest of the vegetable crops are also doing well. We have spinach, Chinese cabbage, kale, different types of onions, leeks, peas, beetroot, carrots, lettuce and herbs growing well.
The soil is also prepared to plant more seeds and to transplant seedlings. So unless something drastic happens, we are going to have a bumper crop this Spring. I'm happy, because it puts me on the path to provide a greater percentage of our food - something that was heavily disrupted by the drought last year.
This year I'm also planning to grow tomatoes and cabbages; crops that I have previous struggled with in the past. During the years/seasons when I've gotten the crop right, we have enjoyed huge harvests that lasted us for months on end. Unfortunately there have been years where the tomatoes were damaged by blight or the environment was too dry to allow cabbage to do well. I'm optimistic this will not be the case this year.