Here are the potatoes after they have had dirt added only a couple of times
As you can see, they keep right on growing as the dirt keeps being added in around them.
Time to add another layer of dirt!
We will only be able to add dirt maybe one more time and then they will be all the way full.
The summer pruning is to keep any strait up growth cleared away and keep the middle of the tree open.
As soon as they started ripening the Robins decided it was potluck only they didn't want to share anything! :) So to try and keep some of the cherries long enough for them to ripen up all the way we put up this sparkly bird scare tape. it did not stop them but it did slow them down some.
Finely some red ones
Cherry Picking with uncle Richard!
Here you can see the seed that the birds have eaten the cherry off of
I had some little hands to help too!
You have no idea how exiting a cherry pitter can be until you see it through the eyes of a 3 year old! :)
A Little Note About Myself
I have always been a farm girl at heart. When I was little we had chickens and geese that I made into pets. For many years I did not have space to grow a garden or have animals so I would grow veggies in pots on my deck. Then when I had room again I may have gone a bit overboard starting out with a 3,000 sq. ft. Garden! But hey I supplied food for all branches of my family that year! :)