Two of the three rows of potatoes that were planted on May 7 are up nicely. The third is coming but a little slower. These were gift potatoes from my sister and were of a couple different varieties that were mixed up and they were planted without sorting for variety. It is possible that there is a difference between varieties. The potatoes in the potager are also up in both towers and some of those came up earlier than the others as well. I have more to plant.
Our apple trees our blossoming. Both are full of blooms. This is the first year that we have had blossoms and I am hoping that means we will get some fruit. Last year we lost our blossoms to a later frost and had no fruit. I have got my fingers crossed that come fall we will be having some of our own apples. Here are some pictures of the trees in bloom. the full size apple continues to lean. It was staked for the first year but last summer I took the stake away. Looks like I need to put it back.
|The dwarf apple|
|the full size apple|