I love this time of year when everything is beginning to come to life. In another month the garden will be in full production mode.
The choko I planted a little while ago has taken root and it is beginning to produce fruit.
I wanted to plant an avocado, fig and custard apple tree today and needed to give some thought to suitable positions.
Since mangoes don’t tolerate wet roots, I planted it on the high side of the orchard area. Despite having great soil, I wanted to ensure it got a good start so I mixed some chicken manure and potting mix with the island soil.
After it was in the ground, I gave it a light water and lots of mulch.
The fig went on the Eastern side of the plot and also got the good soil treatment. I plan to run a couple of other variety of figs along this edge next week.
The black plastic I put down last week has done the job. You can see from the above photo that the grass and weeds have completely died back. A better option than chemicals.