The new vegetable patch should do better at our new house. The backyard gets much more sun and has fewer trees hanging into the yard. We haven’t fully decided where to put my boxes or where to plant (finally!) the citrus trees, pomegranate and blueberry bush. The backyard is a squared, U-shape. So ideally I’d like them grouped together to make a mini orchard on one side of the backyard and on the side, planter boxes. Well see, I guess. It all depends on the amount of sun exposure in those areas.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a Starfruit (Carambola) tree in the backyard? We knew of the fruit tree, we just didn’t know what kind of fruit it made. I was excited at first but quickly became overwhelmed by how much it produces and the amount of time it takes to clean them up…and the fact that nobody seems to like them. I’m having a hard time giving them away and the yard constantly smells of overripe fruit. I’m not really a fan of the flavor but came up with some recipes hoping that I’d like them more and want to keep the tree. The sweets were good but sadly I think the tree still has to go.
My Zinnias are blooming again. These are my new favorite flower to grow from seed. I love the colors and how they stretch to the sky, as if to say “hello” as you walk by them. They also attract bees and butterflies, which is always nice and appreciated.
And lastly, I think I found “Charlotte’s web”. ;)