Wild plums are no fun. I would spend the money on tame if you just have to have plums.Does planting fruit trees count as gardening? Our big apple tree died over the winter, the peaches we had never produced, the apricots never produced AND never leafed out last year so we cut 'em all down & dug out the roots.
Since then, we've planted 4 new dwarf apple trees (we're getting older & they're disease resistant varieties), an extra pear tree (since ours are getting old, also dwarf), two honeyberry bushes, and will hopefully be planting two new peach trees (dwarf again) this afternoon if it's not storming.
And I've got strawberries growing in planters on the deck rails, a fig bush in a big pot, a blueberry that isn't looking too good in a pot, and two tomato plants in pots as well.
Hopefully, we can get the squash (3 types of summer squash) & cucumbers in the ground next week. Would love to grow corn but we've tried here repeatedly & either the crows dig it up & eat it or it gets about 3' tall and then dries up & dies. And hubby is allergic to green bean leaves (if one touches him, it leaves a big swollen welt) so those are out. :-(
We're also hoping to identify & dig some wild plum seedlings out at our farm & bring them back to start a grove over in the facing field. Tried to catch them when they were blooming but couldn't identify the seedlings then. Hopefully we can figure it out with the leaves on....
Corn and beans are up. Had a huge down pour that jacked up a few rows but I figure once everything is popping i can move some things around and straighten everything out. Taters seem fine. Melons onions butternut squash zucchini and cantaloupe are planted. Strawberries and herbs are looking good. Feel pretty good about this years setup.Well here goes nothin.
Corn, beans, and taters are in. Need to get onions and herbs in soon, probably too late for spring peas lettuce and carrots.
Bunch of seed to be planted still. Grabbed a few strawberry pepper and mater plants. I think ill keep the strawberries and herbs near the house.
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So i lost about 1/3 of my corn in that storm. Is it too late to replant those rows? I dug out a drainage ditch on the high side of my garden to prevent it from happening again.