Thursday, May 9, 2013
Awakening- A Garden Update.
The peppers continue to stretch toward the sun and have just started flowering, our green baking apples should be arriving soon since the trees are in full fledged post-pop mode, the plums and nectarines are already weighing down the branches of their collective trees (anyone love fruit?) and our meyer lemons need to be plucked as I sit here typing.
Keeping up with the garden becomes more and more complicated as the season goes on. With temperatures rising, watering the garden becomes crucial, but at the same time we are very concerned with conserving water resources, so slowly but surely our entire yard (excluding the vegetables and fruit trees) will wither, dry out and go into summer hibernation. These next few upcoming weeks, we will be saying goodbye to the majority of our blossoming shrubs, grasses and flowers-- thankfully our landscaping was designed to be relatively drought resistant, so we'll see them again next year.
As for now, we will be focusing on keeping the food we are growing in our garden healthy, pest-free and plentiful. I'm excited to see what pops up next!