Brrr! Last week we had a low one night of 25 degrees. That is a January low and not a March low especially when the highs in February were in the 80s. I knew we would have damage from the frost, but it was not as bad as I expected. Here is the fig tree.
This is the same fig tree.
That seems to be the way the frost damage went. It was hit and miss. I think the only thing it got completely was the mulberry tree. It is a male tree so we never have fruit, but it might affect our neighbor's tree which is a female and does fruit.
The temperatures are warm once again. I have been very busy in the garden so far this week.
I am planting herbs around parts of the chicken house. I have mints, oregano, thyme, and lemon balm. The chickens do not seem to be bothering them - yet.
I weeded all of the raspberry beds.
I planted pineapple sage. These are pieces cut from my mom's plants. Her's sprouted back out and spread from last year.
I also set the bee hive back up. I cleaned it out well and am hoping some bees looking for a home will move in. I plan to buy some bees once we have more bee -friendly plants spread around the property. In the meantime I will not turn down a swarm of homeless bees.
I still have so much left to do, but I am making progress. I would love to plant more, but I do not trust the weather until closer to Easter.