Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Fruit Garden

Our "Old" Vegetable Garden has now been transformed to The Fruit Garden.

We spent the two weeks leading up to Saturday prepping the land... augering holes for the trees, forking the old vegetable beds, weeding, adding manure, compost and wood ash. We paid close attention to wise advisers, who said add a bushel of manure to the raspberries, put the blueberries in the most acidic spot you can imagine (which would be pretty much anywhere in our land, read here), don't add manure to the fruit trees, but do add half compost/half soil, some lime and bone meal to the tree holes.

The prep work paid off because we managed to transplant 3 low bush blueberries, 3 high bush blueberries, 12 raspberry canes, 100 strawberry crowns, 4 rhubarb crowns, 3 apple trees, 2 peach trees, 2 pear trees and 2 cherry trees.

We enjoyed the fruits of our labor this morning with Sunday breakfast, the newspaper and a haircut.

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