|several apples on the west tree|
|plums on the west tree starting to form|
|tiny grape clusters just starting to form|
|pear with green and pink leaves|
I had hoped to have the entire garden planted by now but I am pleased to be making progress every day. Much of what I am doing is still construction of the garden and those are things that I shouldn't have to repeat every year. I am hoping that once the construction phase of the garden is done that it will be easy to plant in a few hours or a couple of days. There have been some successes, so I think that I am on the right track. The soil in the raised rows that were constructed last year is very friable, it dries out quickly after a rain. The weeds pull easily and when it is not muddy the stirrup hoe works great.