Trellis Grape Vine pruning and reshaping

This was my container growing grapes this year so far until last week… I saw this beautiful post about grape vines in containers and it inspired me to reshape my own grape vine. I found a cage style support which seemed better than my home made flat trellis so I tried to be brutal and…

Splitting shucks and thinning

This was from a week or two ago. I thinned these peach babies to about one peach every 3-4 inches and tried to have them alternate side of the branch when possible. Maybe I started thinning too early and maybe I didn’t thin enough but it is a little heartbreaking to rip off all those…

Peach blossoms gone, in with the mini peaches and new leaves

My little peach trees seem quite happy in these pots but while I was potting up some of my other container trees, I decided to check the peach roots – the tropic beauty root ball is quite spongy and full of roots. Didn’t look desperate for potting up but I just did it anyway since…

Trellis Flame Grape bursting out of dormancy

I thought my grape may not have made it. Towards the end of summer, he lost all his leaves in a nasty way. Look like they just were not healthy and all slowly fell off. Other grapes in the neighbourhood appeared to be doing great and still had their leaves for a couple a months…

2 year old Container Asparagus

These asparagus are almost big enough to eat! Getting a few popping up but going to let it fern out for one more year, then next year I will start harvesting! There are about five crowns in this pot. It started with six but one wasn’t doing too well last year so I pulled it…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Some ladies get flowers, lucky me get a new Oro Blanco grapefruit tree that will bare tasty fruit for many years to come! We ate one of these babies tonight and it was very tasty. Sharp but sweet and a little bitter. My dog loves them too! He goes wild for grapefruit!