Monday, May 31, 2010
Well, its technically not quite finished still. I have to cut off the tops of those t-post I used for the intermediate post. And I'll spray paint them to match the color of the green fencing of course, but those are minor details and will have to wait until after the height of the spring/early summer gardening season is past.
Note - Also in the picture is my Rio Red Grapefruit, towards the outside of the fence on the left side. In the center is a clump of Canna native to South Florida along with a Washingtonia filibusta palm. On the far right inside the fence, not really noticeable is a recovering Variegated Lemon. Outside the fence on the far right is another Washingtonia filibusta and a Tung Oil tree. At the outer right edge of the photo is a clump of Bordelon bananas and at their base you can see the small Mamou tree (Erythrina herbacea).
These Champanelle Graps were given to me as cuttings. They just get better every years as the trunks thicken and the vines get stronger. Here are some shots of this years crop.
Well, Tomato production will now outpace our ability to eat them. The kitchen counter is loaded, and this is just a section of two of the 19 plants. I think it is safe to call this year's organic minimum till, heavy mulch effort a success. I have not weeded these tomatoes since the day they were put in, nor do I expect to have to do so.
On the unusual front, it looks like our Arboquina Olive is gonna hold fruit this year, and a good bit of it as well.