Tag Archives: plums

What I’m Not Doing

30 Jul

My garden this year has been a bust.  Between the late start, early heat with tons of rain, then dry, and…  Well, it’s been neglected.

I actually mowed it once between the tomatoes and stuff.  The okra grew quickly in the heat and humidity, so it will produce later in the summer.

The tomatoes are doing well also.

I’m pretty sure, even if they are totally covered by the grass and weeds, I’m still going to have a good crop.

I’ve picked a few cucumbers and a couple of zucchini.

Unfortunately, I have lost some zucchini plants to squash vine borers.  I hate them.

I don’t know how to get rid of them since they are in the soil.

acorn squash (not touched by squash vine borers so far)

I think that means I want to move my garden up north; hopefully it won’t have them up there.  I also want to dig some of the baby plum trees and start them up north.

baby plum tree

My big plum tree that I moved here from my mom’s place is not looking good–too many severe weather years and yard goats.

It’s also twenty years old.  Although, if they hang on, it looks like there will be quite a few this fall.

I have a couple bigger young trees that my nephew said he’d help me move with the backhoe.  We’ll see how that works.

So my garden is largely a bust for this year, but I’m looking at improvements and changes for next year.

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It’s Looking Like Fall

2 Sep

I’ve been busy this weekend canning plum jam and vegetable soup.  I’m still working on a recipe for plum bread (it’s in the oven now), which is why I’m late posting tonight.  Next weekend, when the plums are all getting really ripe, I plan on trying a couple varieties of plum wine.

plums on tree

I have several big pumpkins in the garden.

pumpkins in garden

There are also some mini pumpkins.

mini pumpkins

Yep, it’s beginning to look like fall, and that’s perfectly fine with me.

Exciting Progress

19 Jun

I was a bit worried about my trees with last year’s drought.  Then this spring we had lots of wonderful blossoms.  Well, the peach tree only had a few.  Still, there were a lot of blossoms on most of the trees.  Now, I’m excited to see fruit.

apples

apples

peaches

peaches

cherries

cherries

plums

plums

Hopefully, they’ll keep growing and finish well.  I’m really looking forward to a good harvest, so we can make some wine this fall!  That’s a really exciting prospect.

Linking to Alphabe-Thursday where today’s letter is E.  I’m also sharing with Tuesday Muse, Rurality Blog Hop and Thursday Favorite Things.