This season has been a mix of rewards and struggles. As always, right? So let's hop into some of the highlights:
We have two pepper plants that are slowly starting to take shape.
And this patch of bare earth will be planted soon with haskap (aka honeyberry) plants. I am planting two of them - a borealis and a cinderella. They will live in the semi-shady area between the garden and the forest. The ground is the hardest, most unforgiving clay, but..... I am hopeful that they can survive and even thrive.
Perhaps the clay will limit their size and keep them a reasonable 3 feet or less. It should also provide a tremendous amount of minerals and nutrition. Honeyberries ripen around the same time as strawberries, so they will be ready before the raspberries and blueberries. I am banking on this so we have "year-round" berry production (or from June-October) and since they come out earlier I hope they can be safe from the dreaded SWD (spotted winged drosophila.)
They should arrive next week and I will get digging...
More articles from this year's garden:
19 Tomatoes and counting
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes without electricity
2015 Garden Part 1
2015 Garden Part 2
2015 Garden Part 3
2015 Garden Part 4
2015 Garden Part 5
2015 Garden Part 6
2015 Garden Part 7
Growing Potatoes from the Grocery store
Growing Espalier Grapes on a Fence
Can Tomatoes Survive temperatures below 28 Fahrenheit?