Remember when I said we weren’t going to have a garden or fruit trees at the house in MO? I lied!
Vince told me he ordered a few fruit/nut trees. They arrived yesterday. My doorbell rang and a very nice lady from “a few lanes over” said they had received this box. Good grief. How is it so hard to get mail/packages delivered to the right house? Apparently harder than one might expect!
I thanked her, brought the box in the house and opened it. Oh, my goodness. Vince ordered 40 trees. We live on 1.10 acres. I’m not sure we have room for 40 trees.
I asked Vince . . what do you want me to do with them? He said “You can plant them!” Right! I did consider planting the elderberries because they’re already budded out but I know that wherever I put them is not where Vince would want them. Too close to the house. Too close to the solar panels. Too shady. That’s where I was going to put the shop! In the way of filling the propane tank. In the way of cleaning the septic tank. I’ve learned through experience that where to plant anything has to be HIS decision.
This morning I ordered 24 grow bags. I already have a few here because I have potatoes and sweet potatoes to plant.
There are 10 each: elderberries, crab apples, Chinese chestnuts and chinkapins.
The old guy who raises the Chestnuts told Vince the Chinese chestnuts are a pain to grow so Vince said I can plant a few of those in the pots but he isn’t really interested in those.
You know why I want the elderberries so I’ll keep all those unless Chad wants some. I want crab apples for jelly. I love chinkapins but they attract deer and turkey and I pretty much don’t want that since there are a lot of both of those around here anyway. I’m sure Chad will want to plant some of those where he hunts.
My plan is to plant all the elderberries, probably five of the crab apples and five of the chinkapins, maybe three chestnuts. The guy behind us wants to plant a garden so I’ll see if he wants any of the trees. Chad said he would take some of them.
These are my potatoes I’ll plant in bags probably next week. I can bring them in the garage if they’ve already sprouted above the soil when we have a freeze. I had really good luck growing potatoes in five gallon buckets in Texas so I’m anxious to see how they do in MO.
I’ll probably never have a big garden but I’ll always have something growing.