Avocado Trees Producing Nicely

Update on the avocados we planted last year: they are very happy where they are in the garden. Here is a sneak peek at what they are doing so far. As you can see from the photos below, there are several different trees here. I will update later with all the variety information.

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Grapes in Full Production

One of our grape vines is in full production mode. Pretty happy about this, although it is right about the time the birds or squirrels get to them before we do when they are ripened. So far, they haven’t found our ‘secret grape stash’ among the leaves.

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Young Golden Treasure Peppers

Our Golden Treasure peppers are beginning to fruit. I’m eager to try these. They are an Italian heirloom pepper variety that mature to a lovely golden yellow color. They are a sweet pepper.

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Golden Treasure Peppers | Cultivate to Plate

Cucumber Progress

The patch of cucumbers is growing fast. They always are the fastest growers in our garden.

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Asparagus – A Vegetable You Need Patience For

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As the title states, once you plant asparagus – don’t expect a harvest in a few weeks like your other transplants. Try a few years. But we all love asparagus, one of the one few vegetables everyone in the house likes, and wanted to plant some. We dedicated one of our garden boxes just to asparagus crowns we purchased from the nursery. While there are very specific directions for planting asparagus, I’m a fairly easy green thumb and just planted it without much fanfare. And, we just waited.

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We have a few sprouts now; below here is the progress so far. This first year we are just letting it grow and get used to the box and are not harvesting any shoots. We are not doing much work until fall time when overwintering will come into play.

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