Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring in Bloom

Citrus, avocados, pomegranates and persimmons are all in bloom. Pakistan mulberries just began to ripen this week. We have a beautiful crop of avocados this year from the flowers brought on by last year's rains. The trees are loaded!

After a miraculous March, our rain gauge ended up at 27.22" for the year, more than doubling what we had received through the end of February. Crops and weeds alike responded positively to the late pulse of moisture, and mowing and weed-whacking have consumed the past couple of weeks.

Our perennial borders enjoyed the late rains too and are keeping the bees and hummingbirds quite busy. Our main beehive is getting supered tomorrow morning. It had quite a beard going as this afternoon passed 80 degrees (see last photo above).

... bed prep and row crops come next!