Garden Update

I’m sure we will get some yield from our garden, but this year it will be more of a learning experience on how to adapt a garden to thrive in our mini habitat.

An update in pictures.

Cabbage
The cabbage doesn’t seem to have done much, but we do have some critter chewing on it. Shockingly, my husband, who is not overly fond of cats, said that we may want to get a mouser or two.

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Lettuce
The Black Seeded Simpson is coming up in big patches as well as the spinach.

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Strawberries
The rhizomes I planted are doing better than the strawberry starts. Very excited because these are a variety I haven’t heard of-alpine yellow.

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Roses
I’m not sure how much bigger these have gotten but they are still hanging on.

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Grapes
The grapes are budding!

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Kiwi
The male is doing great with the females close behind.

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Some plants not pictured are also improving. The blueberries are improving with the acid treatment we are using and the aronia and autumn olive haven’t died yet…the aronia is even flowering.

The kale, chives and shallot are all coming up and the broccoli I direct sowed has already sprouted. The broccoli I started inside is not doing so well…lesson learned there!

Ray planted the apple and mulberry trees so we now have a mini orchard.

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Dwarf Mulberry

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Illinois Everlasting Mulberry

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Apple

All in all I would say we have made some great progress!

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