Being mid-April already, I’m way behind. I actually just got my seeds planted. I did a little heirloom tomato, some portulacas, poppies, and some peppers. This is the last time I will be trying peppers. I never do well with them. I like growing things that are simple, but unusual. I hope I get lots of these tomatoes, they’re going to be gorgeous.
This year I’ve dug all the ground out of the gardens, and I’m going to replace it all, as last year all I grew was grass. When the weather warms, I’ll be planting some lovely varieties of pumpkins this year, as well.
For now, the quince bush is still standing, because the bush saw blade for dull before we got to it. I really wanted to get it cut down early, so new growth would have a chance this year. But we did get a lot of the blackberries cut down. There was so much garbage in amongst them, it really was time to clean it all up.
All that brown area in the back was all blackberries. It’s still a work in progress, but you wouldn’t believe the stuff we hauled out of there.
Update: May 23
We finally got the quince bush cut down. I can’t believe how big that thing actually was! We’ve still been having chances of frost at night, so my tomatoes still sit on the table. I dig up the flower garden this year and brought the lavender in for a bit. I trimmed it up before replanting it back in the flower garden.
My poor lavender.
The weeds are growing back pretty fast after the clear cutting
Tomatoes and peppers doing well
Where the quince once stood. Don’t worry, it’ll be back.