Compared to my 1.3 acre garden in California last year, this years garden is tiny tiny (a corner of a busy backyard, in the City of Las Vegas.) It’s more of an experiment to see what gardening in this area is about, rather than having the goal of producing the majority of my family’s food (that is still my goal for the future, just not right now.)
Speaking of experiments, these little pineapple plant are definitely experiments. They did not like the fabric pots I first planted them in, none of the fruit trees did. In California I had great success with fabric pots. My fruit trees grew strong roots, and was very healthy. Here in the desert they all dried out, and I might of killed some of them by accident. I repotted the pineapple plants, the fig trees, and the pomegranate trees two weekends ago, into thick clay pots. That will keep the soil cool, and moist longer, without the roots getting water clogged (that’s my hope.) The pineapple plants looks like they will make it. I’m giving the pomegranate, and the figs a little longer, but they don’t look that good.
Gardening is always a learning curve, and in extreme climates even more so. We’ll see what comes out of my gardening project this year. I do have fun experimenting. I have more, (too many,) heirloom tomato seedlings to plant, and I should do some mulching before it gets any hotter. What’s happening in your garden right now?
Have a fabulous day!