|Here you can see some of the progress we've made on the overgrowth. Pay no attention to the purple sky in the top photo, I had to get it from the video.
Just about every weekend since it's gotten warm again, we've worked a little more on the property. The past several weekends have been particularly productive.
I knew there was some kind of vegetation in the compost pile, but didn't really pay much attention to it until it started blooming. At that point, we realized we had grape tomatoes growing. So, they were transplanted to the raised beds with the hope that they would make it. Five plants were moved, and they seem to be doing well after a few initial days of droop-age. In fact, one of them has several branches of tomatoes already popping out.
|How about them tomatoes?
We also transplanted a few agave plants that were left here in plastic containers, dumped over. Fortunately, there were also several nice planters in the pool area.
AND, I discovered that the annoying grape vines growing all over the edges of the property will actually bear fruit! So, they can stay for the time being.
|These are muscadine grapes and should ripen sometime in September.
|More tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, and jalapenos were put in the last raised bed.
|Cucumbers, beans, and zucchini went in pots placed along the trellis.
Finally, Pat cleared away another ground-covered area of jasmine and wisteria.
|Yes, that whole brown area was just vines. It was maddening.
We've been plenty productive since we started. I'm happy that we're finally getting it to a more workable point. And, Pat picked up some plastic barrels yesterday so we can start on a rain catchment system to water the garden and the chickens. There's always a project in the works around these parts, but I don't think we'd want it any other way.
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