And let me tell you...or rather show you... because they are a mess!
These are 2 of the 3 blackberries. Kind of difficult to see amongst all the weed and the other I forgot to remove the cage, now I have to cut it off.
Here are the blackberries after 6 weeks. I have been working on the gardens in small increments after work and on weekends--weather permitting. These finally look healthy. I cleaned up the beds and pruned back the dead growth. I need to cut the cage off the middle plant, add some compost and straw mulch these beds.
Rhubarb before and after 4 weeks. After clearing the bed of weeds, they were cut down to 2 inches above the soil and have bounced back beautifully.
Strawberries...one of these it not like the others! They are loaded with berries. Time to get the netting out if I have any hope of harvesting before the wildlife strips the plants bare.
2 of my 3 peach trees died. It took me calling 5 different Lowes, but I managed to track down 2 peach trees. The bummer? If I had pulled the trees before April 24, my 1 year warranty would have been in effect and I could have had the replaced for free. DOH! We picked the trees up yesterday, gave them a nice long drink and they are going in the ground tonight. I am also wrapping the trunks and going to put perimeter cages around the trees to protect them from wildlife and the hubb's weedwhacker!
Oh the flower beds...so very very ugly!! Here is an example of 1 bed, but they are all in the same condition. Before--filled with poison ivy, buckeye, poke plant, oxalis, and who know what else.
We are scaling the garden down this year, for a few of reasons.