I wish I had more time to blog, but sooooo many things take my time. One thing I've been working on - and its time sensitive (the garden must get put in in the spring!) - is my high tunnel and outside gardens. Just building the infrastructure of the high tunnel takes a lot of time and that's just before the planting begins. But, I finally got everything pretty much in except for the fine tuning and the cleanup.
From the picture above you can see that I've built a permanent bed on one side of the high tunnel. This is dedicated to trees and tender perennials. I'm excited about the little shrub below... its a goji berry tree.
I've also planted sweet and sour cherries and peaches. I hope to keep them pruned to smaller size.
Every year I try to plant greens and broccoli and every year the flea beetles and cabbage moths destroy my crops. I tried using row covers but the heat would build up under them and pretty much cook my vegetables. Then I came across these sheer curtains and thought I'd give them a try.
They worked VERY well as you can see by the beautiful greens below. Now I'll sew the curtains together and make a proper support for them. I think a PVC tube cage will work well.
I love having flowers in my high tunnel!
Remember my fig tree? It was just coming up?
Look at it now! But I don't think its going to grace us with figs yet this year.
Finally, a couple of short videos of Fern, our Idaho Pastured Pig piglet. She's growing fast and getting solid!