October 2, 2013

Turnips and Fruit decisions

No video yet and so much has changed already. I need to keep reminding Jake. Life is busy with three children.

So far we have gotten all the major things done outside before winter with the exception of fruit trees being planted. That will happen early November, but we will start prepping for that soon.

We have decided on which varieties of each fruit tree. They are:

Apples - Gold Delicious, Honey Crisp, and Gala (possibly a Fuji)
Pears - Bartlet and Anjou
Peaches - Red Haven
Plum - Stanley
Cherries - Stella

Jake is adamant on semi-dwarf. I am okay with this since it will yield more fruit, but I want to make sure they are not too close to the house.

I want to do more reading on grapes before venturing into that. Berry bushes are easy enough and we have enough going on trying to learn fruit tree maintenance.

Looking forward to a fun winter of research, planning, and organizing the home. Maybe we will do some indoor herbs.