Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
I missed a couple weeks (very sick doggy), but I'm back and my garden feels like it is finally getting going!
It was warm and sunny there for awhile, then we hit a late cold spell. Everything survived, but it sure wasn't growing. Some bugs took advantage of this and had a pretty good feast, but the plants are growing again and the current round of bugs are slowing down.
I'm still a little concerned about the squash and melons as we are having a few days of warmer weather - with nights in the 50s, but then it goes back down to the 40s for a few nights. I think if they make it through another week or two, the nights will warm up consistently and they will be alight.
A fellow homesteader down the road let me come over and clean llama poo out of her field this week so I have a nice pile of fertilizer to help get everybody growing.
I have run out of places to plant tomatoes and really wanted to get more in...oh well, next year! We are using as much water as is available as it is, so we'll have to start catching rainwater and diverting greywater before I can expand anyway - more future projects!
My Apricot tree appears to be dying. I have no idea what happened - it was very sudden. :( Also lost the new pear tree. Pablo ran over it with the tractor last year, but we thought it was recovering. Then he took the brace off it and it tipped over and broke in half. :( Oh well, good opportunity to plant new trees in the greywater area of the yurt instead of in the garden and conserve well water for other things!
Here is a photo update of how things are coming along.
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