I promised a long time ago that I’d post a picture of the orchard we planted. Here it is, under a rainbow:
It’s hard to see all of the trees, because they are still pretty small. Check back in a few years and it should be a more impressive sight! In all, we have 14 fruit trees in our orchard. We’re expecting a bit of trial and error with this process. We’re only going to let about half the trees fruit next year, leaving the other half to focus on growing strong roots. The following year we’ll switch it up, and let the ones that already fruited work on their roots. Getting fruit will depend on when we get our last frost too, so I expect that some years will be better than others. But we’re really excited about having fruit trees – it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time.
I also wanted to share a picture of the pepper plants we’re growing on our patio in a container my husband built:
And, better late than never… check out the Festival of Frugality that Green Panda Treehouse hosted last week. I had an article in the FOF, and enjoyed many of the other articles too.