Veggie and fruit shopping

This morning I went with my spouse to a nearby nursery and thankfully was able to find kale, cabbage, and other leafy greens for planting. We were also very happy to find a fig shrub, blueberry, and raspberry. I need to research the soil conditions for the fruit bushes/trees. My neighbor has a fig tree but I’ll have to learn the secrets of fig care from him first.

Kale, cabbage, cauliflower, and a few tomatoes in the bag of our Bug. The fig is in the back seat.


Fruit plants are together until I work out a soil strategy and a good location for them. I put tree trimmings in the bottom to create a soft layer so the roots will stay cool (hopefully). I think they’ll be just fine in the pots for a few weeks.

In the early evening after lunch with friends, I planted all the leafy greens. My timing was perfect as rain rolled in about ten minutes later.

Kale, cabbage, cauliflower; tomatoes at the other end

I am going to trim the tomatoes this time around, and make some lattices for them to rest on. I didn’t prune my tomatoes last year, and they never came back from a bad case of mold (poor air circulation).

I stuck the potatoes in their pots in this patch, which actually gets great sunlight all day.

I am not sure if I should buy any fruit trees just yet as I don’t have any areas prepared for them. There is a great patch next to the driveway, but any fruits there would be publicly accessible without a good fence. There also is the strategy of putting fruit trees along the north side of the property. If a tree is tall enough, it potentially could catch light from over the fence.

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