Recording the Harvest

Since June we’ve been fairly diligent about weighing the produce from our gardens and the fruit trees. This year we’ve had pretty good success. We haven’t bought fruits or vegetables from town besides some mangos that were too inexpensive to pass up, a papaya (I miss it and we can’t grow it easily), and […]

Grafting experiments

We try a number of grafting experiments; some go great while others fail. This one is a cherry tree grafted on to the local peach rootstock. It took! The cherry will hopefully keep living and thrive.

Our main grafting success so far is a much more sure-fire graft of pears and quince onto the […]

A beautiful gift!

Some years ago, our neighbor planted two citrus trees outside of a small store in the nearby village. We’ve been watching the trees grow over the last few seasons, and this year – wow! They are producing tons of limes! And they also provide very welcome shade for people hanging out on the grass […]

Growing starts

This year we’ve planted lots of vegetables in small containers to get them started before the rains come. Many are almost ready to transplant into the gardens. Planting this way means that we get a head start on our first round of vegetables. We did have to water them a bit, which is hard […]

Fertilizer for the gardens

We are fertilizing the gardens in the dimple to improve the soil there.

Gently creating gardens in the forest.

 

Part of the Bosque Village experiment is to see how we can raise food in the forest without outside water or fertilizer. But there are some ways we do choose to improve […]

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