2017 Harvest



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The beauty is in details

Spring is finally here.
Although we had a very warm March nature can't be fooled and there were no blooming trees or flowers until this week. Now that the spring came nature is showing it's first signs of awakening.
Orchard is filled with Alpine squills, Primroses, Lungworts and Sweet violets.






Wildflowers aren't the only ones waking up. Bergenia, Forsythia, Hyacinths and Daffodils are bringing the much-needed color to our still gray gardens.








Trees are also slowly waking up, although there are still no green trees in the woods, fruits have started forming their first flowers. Apricots, Pears, Plums and Peaches are starting to dress our trees in beautiful and gentle petal dresses




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Busy 24/7

The beginning of a gardening season is always the busiest time of the year. With all the sowing and planting there is an issue with fixing the damage winter left behind.
Luckily this year we had a nice and warm beginning of March so all the work was done on time.
I managed to finish all the orchard work. Pruning was finished in a week and a half and raking and cleaning fallen branches were done this week.

Blackberries


I've also managed to do all the garden sowing. Peas ( American wonder and Villo) were sown this Tuesday and carrots, onions and lettuce were sown on Wednesday.


The only problem with this weeks sowing is the fact that we desperately need some rain. The soil is extremely dry for this time of the year.


Before winter I left some covered lettuce and carrots that were too small to be harvested. I covered them with agrotextile but I was a bit skeptical with the result of the covering, mainly because we had a very cold winter.
But still, most of my lettuce and the carrots survived.


 I'll leave the lettuce another 14 days and then I will have to harvest it to plant potatoes and carrots will be harvested until May when it will be the time to transplant peppers.