There is more to my gardening than coffee grounds. Just a little.
I went on a fruit tree spending splurge from a heritage nursery in late April, and took delivery in middle of July. It was a long wait to get these babies.
The collection comprises:
Pink Lady Apple
Black Genoa Fig
This is what the Lapin looks like about 1 month into the ground.
Amazing how quickly the new growth started on this one, and the others are also starting to show signs of waking up. Always a concern when getting dormant, bare rooted trees, the question I first asked was ‘are these all dead?’
Here is the full view of the Lapin, and over time I will provide updates as to how its going.
I’m continuing to add to the collection, with a lemon tree about to go into the ground (will wait for mid September and the onset of Spring), and a black current, blackberry, and sultana grape all ready for new growth and beautiful home grown fruit.
There is something about having a fruit tree and the commitment for it, a bond. I’m putting in the time to provide the best conditions for these plants to mature, and to protect them, and in turn they will reward me with many years of sustenance. That is the kind of long term investment that binds us to the earth, and hints to mysteries of the natural world that I was unaware of for most my life.
What are your thoughts on having fruit trees around the house – Do you have a favourite, or just starting out like me?
- Coffee Grounds and Pepino (groundtoground.org)
- Are there any fruit trees that do well in cold weather? (greenanswers.com)
- Lessons From the Fruit Trees (nathansnode.wordpress.com)