Well a big two weeks, last weekend I planted the aspargus (10 crowns) and also the rhubarb (3 crowns). Both these are plants should keep on producing for 10-20 years.
So the top part of my vege patch looks like becoming where I plant the more permanent fruit and veg as this is also where I have the raspberries and the silvenberries. It will also probably end up where the strawberries will be.
During the week (once again while I was in Sydney) my bareroot apple trees turned up and so did the potatoes from Diggers.
I have the bed for the potatoes already in place and just waiting for the frost to pass before they are placed into the ground, but I did pick up a couple of bags of manure which didn’t make it into the ground this week but will hopefully next week.
While picking up the above mentioned manure from the local rural store, there was a few blueberry plants. Lee-Ann and I had not thought about blueberry plants for this year, but there they were, infront of us and I had the cash so we thought why not. The real clincher came when we figured we would place them around the Biolytix unit. Blueberries themselves bush out to approx 2 metres wide, so a circle of these around the unit would look good (and relatively easy to net so the birds don’t get the fruit.)
So we bought
- Blueberry Denise – Early Harvest
- Blueberry Northland – Early Mid Harvest
- Bluebeery Joy Blue – Mid Harvest
- Blueberry Brigitta – Late Harvest
Hopefully that will keep us in blueberries all season. So they got planted along with the two apple trees. And with those two apples I believe that is the orchard for 2008. 11 trees in total. I still have space for 5 more so we will have to wait till 2009.
The orchard so far looks like this
- 4 apple
- 2 pear
- 2 peach
- 1 quince
- 1 black mulberry
- 1 apricot
other fruit related crops are