Homeschool Village Garden Challenge #4 Link Up

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The weather here has greatly improved. It seems that everything is running 2 weeks-1 month behind though. For instance, the strawberry u-picks have just opened. Meanwhile, Dora and I did a couple new things in the garden. We hung up an insect hotel to attract beneficial bugs.

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I’m hoping that we’ll attract some mason bees to pollinate the trees we have. I’d particularly like to get our dwarf peach tree, which Tertia planted a couple of years ago, get pollinated. Ironically, right after we hung the bug house, I noticed that the peach tree had actually produced a couple of peaches for the first time.

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We also have a dwarf cherry tree. I’ve been less excited about it since I learned that it was a sour cherry tree. If you’ve never had a sour cherry, I highly recommend not eating them straight off the tree. they redefine the word “sour”.

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Dora and I also decided to risk the rats and plant a couple of sunflower and pumpkin plants. We planted them as far away from the rock wall as possible, in hopes of discouraging rats. The pumpkin plants started growing right away, which has been very exciting for Dora.

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Our flowers started growing finally, but it has been so long since we planted them, Dora doesn’t even remember planting them, so she has not been very excited about them. Honestly, I’m not even sure what is growing and what isn’t at this point.

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Posted by Maureen Sklaroff