Category Archives: Fruit

Does a Bear Plant in the Woods?

Apparently so.  A visiting bear was apparently gorging on some sort of prunus – likely a wild (native or escaped) plum – and deposited a pile of seed-laded droppings in the fall, east of the garden, right outside the trail … Continue reading

Posted in Food Forest, Fruit, Native Plants, Propagation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Spring Flowers

It’s warming up here, and many things are flowering. Pictured below is the very first flowering of the Felix Gillet quince. The fall-planted cabbages are flowering as well. I harvested most of the plants for sauerkraut, but let a few … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit, Vegetables | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Infrastructure

Spent the last couple of weekends working on infrastructure for the garden. Using primarily wood from the property, built an overcoat for the little greenhouse to protect it from the weight of the snow… …and three raised bed planter boxes … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Felix Gillet Institute on NPR

Excited to hear a story about the Felix Gillet Institute on NPR today. I was just visiting with my Felix Gillet quince yesterday, and it’s looking well established, and will hopefully put on some good growth this year after all … Continue reading

Posted in Food Forest, Fruit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One of My Favorite Things

That is all.

Posted in Fruit | Tagged | Leave a comment

Graduation!

To conserve rooting medium, water, time and space, I typically root cuttings in gang pots, which depending on what I’m rooting might hold a few to as many as a dozen cuttings. For instance, when I prune the blueberries in … Continue reading

Posted in Food Forest, Fruit, Propagation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Native Plot, Planted

Spent the day in the garden proper, and finally fixed the fencing that the bear wrecked back in 2012, after which I planted out the natives in the new native food forest plot. I had originally planned to erect a … Continue reading

Posted in Food Forest, Fruit, Native Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Going Native – A New Forest Plot

It being spring, I’ve been itching to establish a new food forest plot down on the property.  After reflecting on the drought, and the general state of the weather of late, I’ve decided to base the new plot on native … Continue reading

Posted in Food Forest, Fruit, Native Plants | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Plants Have Plans

In spite of, or more likely because of the dry and unseasonably hot weather of late, this apple tree, which was likely planted many, many years ago – it came with the house – has decided to flower such as … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit, Native Plants | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Plans Have Changed

Harvested the total of the kumquat fruits, and the tree seems to be happy.  This has been another mild and dry winter, which is certainly not my preference, but seems perfect for establishing citrus. Given the dryness of the hour, … Continue reading

Posted in Fruit, Native Plants | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments