Excited about this harvest season already

Took a walk yesterday around our little suburban fifth acre. It was extremely hot and humid, so did not dawdle much, but I did get to survey our season so far.

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The front permaculture garden (more of a food forest) is doing well in the front yard. We utilize most of this greenery to feed the chickens daily and they seem to love the fresh greens everyday.

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The fruit trees are 2-4 years old and they are beginning this year to bear some nice fruit. I look forward to the fresh pears, apples, and peaches.

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Oh, the grapes. I am amazed at the amount of growth and fruiting that my grape vines are giving. This is the third year on the grape arbor and I think they are taking to it well.

garden 007 garden 006 garden 005 garden 004A friend of mine built and gave me two grow barrels which I really like. In a two foot by 2 foot area I can grow up to 35 plants. I have grown strawberries, green beans, tomatoes, and peppers very successfully in these.

For the first time since I can remember, this year we ran out of canned green beans before this years crop came in. So I added several more areas for pole beans this year, along with the bush beans in the grow barrel. I hate running out of any vegetables that we regularly eat.

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This coming harvest should be an awesome time!

3 thoughts on “Excited about this harvest season already”

  1. I loved seeing pictures of your gardens. I moved and had to start all over again With the excessive rains and cooler temperatures my gardens aren’t doing real well. I also planted a peach tree and hope to have a few peaches to pick in about two years time.


    1. We have been here 10 years, so it is always a work in progress. Our normal rainfall in the region is about 44″ a year, but last month we had 20″, so we are dealing with excessive rains as well. At least this year my water bill is 1/4 what it normally is this time of year. Good luck on your new home and thanks for stopping by.


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