We were extremely pleased to discover fruit trees on our newly acquired property. The property itself is a smaller, subdivision sized with a good sized house and above ground pool. This will place restrictions on how we can set up our gardens. There are some established ornamental front and side garden beds and a good size (about 10' x 20') traditional bed for vegetables. I will be turning that area into raised garden beds using small space gardening methods. I have a few new ideas I want to try but they will have to wait until spring.
Over the winter months I will be researching how to care for peach trees. With proper pruning we should get fewer but larger peaches. I will also be researching on how to discourage the large number of yellow jackets that are not welcomed with a pool and outdoor entertaining. I suspect on of the easiest ways is to do a clean pick each day as the fruit ripens as well as remove any over ripe fruit. I can't tell you how excited I am to begin another new gardening adventure!