The Country Garden Update

Spring must be here!

I drove to Company’s house after work last Friday and we had to walk around his yard (acreage) to check out all the blooms. The five apples trees that he planted years ago are all blooming. Here is a picture of them in all their glory. I am hoping for a bumper crop of apples this fall. Especially after making my first ever canned apple pie filling and then used it to make Apple Crisp.

We planted two additional apple trees last fall. I am happy to say they made it through the winter and are starting to leaf out. After the winter we had and all the below O temperatures, it was a relief to see those little leaves.

In his front yard, we planted four cherry trees too. They made it through the winter also. Can you see the little blooms on the tree. I am not sure how many cherries we will get this year. (I may have to raid Niener Wieners cherry trees to get some cherries this year). Anyhow, just wait till next year, I might get enough for a pie or two. ; )

Lastly, we planted one peach tree not too far from Company’s other peach tree. It made it through the winter too.

Check out the garlic and onions. Even though I do not know which row is what, I am still super excited they made it through the winter too. You always plant garlic in the fall, but this year we planted onions to “over winter” them. I have never done that, but you are suppose to get early onions. I guess it must work, not unless all these green things are garlic. : )

It was time to start watering the strawberries. The cold weather was hard on them and I think we lost about half of the 250 plugs we planted. But, we turned on the drip line to try to save the ones that made it through the winter. I am heading over to Company’s house after work after school today to check on the strawberries and see how they are doing.

Company was suppose to till up the rest of the garden today (he is off work). So, I REALLY am going to his house to see if he actually did it. I will let you know the update on that.

Happy Gardening!



2 thoughts on “The Country Garden Update

  1. Glad you guys didn’t loose those trees. I think we lost one of the 3 bushes we planted at the new house last fall from the hard winter. I’m going to give it the spring and summer befor replacing it in the fall. It’s got a little bit of green at the base it’s trying to put out and I checked the top branches aren’t totally dead yet (just no green). Figure I owe it to letting it try and survive, lol. It’s two buddies are doing well though. All four roses that we planted in the fall are doing fine, you wouldn’t even know how bad the winter was looking at them. We also planted 6 strawberry starts right befor it got cold again this spring along the side of the house by the fence. I was a little worried but they seem to be doing fine *crosses fingers*. I hope you still have plenty of strawberries this year =) We just planted some cherry tomatoes and plan to do some peppers and big tomatoes, also. Hope that land got tilled =)

    • I finally got to count how many strawberry plants actually survived on Friday night. There are 68 strawberry plants left from the hard winter. We ordered 250, but lost about 30 because it took us over a week to get them all in the ground. Now, we have to see if we get strawberries to eat! haha. Company did disc and till the garden at his house. Woohoo….now, what I am suppose to do with a 40 by 60 foot garden? I will have to figure it out by next weekend. Glad your roses are doing fine! I hope you get some strawberries to eat too! I would wait a bit too on those bushes, they may surprise you and be fine!

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