Then I planted winter squash and pumpkins down the center of the patch. To give you perspective, the center patch is 165 feet long. To the north of the mounds, I planted a line of shelling beans. All different varieties of shelling beans.
|Mounds for winter squash and pumpkins amended with compost|
The squash last year took over the field, so I thought they needed a place of their own. I won't need to get to the beans until harvest time - when the plants are brown and crunchy. So, I've made my own pumpkin patch. I'm not sure how well it will work, but I've got to give it a try, right?
And - here is a little peek into what's growing on our little 2 year old trees.
|My very dark red apple|
|Quince. Look at this fuzzy little fruit to accompany the fuzzy leaves!|