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Planting outdoors & fruit trees

Today I transplanted the cabbage and onion seedlings outside and planted seeds for: arugula, garlic (well, cloves, not seeds--forced in the fridge), mesclun salad mix, kale, cauliflower, and beets. Some of these (cauliflower, beets, mesclun) will have later succession plantings.

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You can just slightly see the cabbage seedlings at the far end of the left bed and the onions in the middle of the edge of the far right bed.

Also, I checked on the fruit trees. The apple trees are starting to wake up! They have little green shoots starting at their bud points.

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The cherry are getting ready to blossom. Well, the ornamental already has, but the fruiting cherries haven't yet.

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We were really worried that the peach tree might not have survived the winter due to a rabbit gnawing on it, but I did a little scratch test toward the top of the trunk, and it's green in there! (That means it's still alive) Since peach and almond (and plum? not sure) have a warmer range than apples do, I'm not concerned that they're not putting out new shoots yet.

Crops mentioned in this post

plum
Prunus spp.
almond
Prunus dulcis
peach
Prunus persica
beet
Beta vulgaris
lifespan 183 days
arugula
Eruca sativa
lifespan 96 days
apple
Malus domestica
cabbage
Brassica oleracea
lifespan 107 days
cauliflower
Brassica oleracea
lifespan 102 days
onion
Allium cepa
lifespan 210 days
kale
Brassica oleracea (acephala)
lifespan 187 days
garlic
Allium sativum
lifespan 191 days

2 comments

Posted by tegan on April 15, 2015 at 21:41

Looks good!

Posted by maco on April 18, 2015 at 16:49 and edited at April 18, 2015 at 16:49

The cherry trees are now in bloom!

Cherry trees

And the apple buds have broken forth into leaves!

Apple tree

Both apples did, but taking pictures of both seems silly, and they're too small and far apart for one picture.

The plum tree has one little bud swelling to go to leaves. The peach and almond are still dormant.