Monday, February 22, 2010
4) hazelnut trees
4) apple trees
1) cherry tree
1) plum tree
1) spruce tree (not part of the orchard but still, a tree)
this is, of course, in addition to the fruit trees we already have: three pears, an apple, a cherry and a plum. If I can keep all these trees alive, I think they will amply provide for our fruit related needs.
I want to plant more potatoes, but other than that, I'm done for a month or two, until it's time to buy warm-weather starts and direct sow warmer-weather crops. I plan on growing tomatoes, chiles, summer squash, and pumpkins. Homero wants tomatillos, cilantro, green onions, and maybe corn. We have a friendly rivalry going. He won't read any gardening books or listen to a word I say (he wanted to direct sow tomato seed, the silly man) so we have a bet going on whose garden will do better. The stakes are what we always bet: foot massages.