My Saturday was a busy one catching up on gardening jobs that had been put aside while quilting.
I cleaned up in the fenced veggie garden, pulling weeds that had grown, even though there is weed barrier cloth. I trimmed bushes that are more like trees, and added soil to the main raised bed there and planted a few bean seeds. I'm hoping our meager watering will still inspire them to grow.
I fed and watered by hand the other raised beds, my "potager". Though I now dread summer with water being so scarce. I have starting changing the way I do things in hopes of cutting back a bit of water usage.
Out front, I did more of the same...watering carefully the plants that need it. We will see how summer plays out. Already, I can see some plants resent being cut back. The trees on the side of the house show it the most. We are only watering 3 days a week and have cut the times on each station. We probably won't get many apples, apricots or peaches this year, although the quince tree is showing a fair crop so far.
But most surprising are the little cherry trees that are in the front yard. They are really just sticks...babies. This is their third year. The biggest tree started blooming a month ago and then the littlest showed some blooms. The biggest tree actually has some fruit growing! So exciting! We might just get a few, like a handful!
Out front I also have blueberries, about 10 plants in pots under a tree. They have been great the last several years, this year we will see a drop in amounts I think....however, I did get a handful this morning, and made gluten-free blueberry muffins with chocolate chips. Very yummy. That is how we started the day....
I hope your weekend is going well.....