Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grape leaves and buds

The vineyard is getting greener with each passing day. And there are flower buds, too, a couple of which you can see in the photo.

New grape leaves on a sunny morning.

I'm planning to plant out the vegetable garden over the next couple of weeks. That means more tilling for Ken (he's a good tiller). I want to try something new (to me) this year: a three sisters garden plot. I will plant sweet corn, beans, and squash in the same square plot. The method is based on native American agriculture developed centuries before European colonization. Corn stalks provide support for the beans, the beans fix nitrogen in the soil, and the squash plants shade the ground to keep in moisture and thwart the growth of weeds.


  1. Great use of both "contre jour" and selective focus, both of which I love but often don't manage to capture. Really striking photo.

  2. Great picture Walt....
    as Auto says....
    love the light through the leaves.

    We have "Cherokee Trail of Tears" beans here....
    if you want to be really "authentic" with the "three sisters"....
    I'm sure we can get some to you via the local CCS ['Célestine Courier Service']!

  3. Looking forward to seeing photos of your three sisters' plot!


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