The Peach trees have not put off blossoms, but they are slowly putting off leaves. One of the Nectarine trees had four blooms on when we bought it, but we picked them off for several reasons.
I mentioned awhile back that two Cherry trees died, but one of the Cherry trees put off a side shoot. Fortunately, the side shoot is putting off leaves. The side shoot will become the main tree after pruning the dead.
|Pear tree blooming|
|Pear tree blooms (Kieffer variety)|
On a final note, it has rained for most of last week and this week, so there has been no need in watering the garden. In fact the garden is holding a lot of water within the trenches. Because there is logs and pieces of wood within the Hugelkultur mounds, I expect the wood to absorb all of the rain like a sponge. During times of drought, the water within the logs will release back into the soil and plants.
Last week we added 9 Radicchio plants on the large Hugel mound. Also, we directly sowed Arugula, Endive, and Radish in open spots amongst the other plants. Within a couple of days of humid and wet weather, the Arugula have already popped up.
Yesterday because it was another favorable day for growing root crops, James scattered seeds of Radish, Beets, and Turnips in the flat bed (between the Spring garden and Summer garden).
I suspect more growth in the following week, so stay tuned for garden updates.