Photo below - Man....As I stated in an earlier video, this muscadine grape harvest is gonna be a big one! My early projection is at least (2) 5 gallon buckets full - maybe even three.....At least one will be used for jelly, and another for homemade wine (maybe). Dad and I last made grape jelly about 10 years ago, and it was soooooo good! Of course, i'll post about it.....
Photo below - Although it isn't concerning fruit, it is about one of my bee friends. This is a little sweat bee, and it can pollinate vegetables, as well. They really liked my melon flowers last year.
Photo below - a shot of a little cluster of blackberries. I figure in 2 weeks - the first berries will begin to mature. Boy....I sure do dread the countless hours of picking them, but the rewards are definitely worth it! I'll be making the first batch of jam pretty soon...Woo Hoo!
Photo below - The blueberries are doing fantastic! We should be able to harvest enough to make muffins, and add to breakfast cereal or pancakes (Thanks to the bird netting!)
Photo below - I noticed one of the limbs of a pear tree bent down, and after closer inspection - realized there was a pear on it. Can you believe it? Ha! One stinkin' pear....I'm claiming it for myself.....
On Saturday, i'll be traveling to Hartselle, Alabama - where i'll be a judge in the regional 4-H competition. It should be alot of fun, and hopefully I can take a few photos.
In gardening news, I have just planted my sweet potato slips where the red potatoes were located. They may fail miserably, but I had no choice with the location. We'll just have to wait and see if it will be a problem, I guess. The final summer garden planting will take place in 2 weeks, which will be the pumpkins. I'm hoping the timing will be right for maturity during the 2nd or 3rd week of October. Jack-O-lantern, small ornamental, and a large type (that I don't know the name of) will be the varieties grown, and will be trellised - of course.
Speaking of trellises....a pole bean vine has already reached the top of it's 4 foot trellis, and has latched on to one of the bamboo extensions I installed a while back. One of the melon vines, and cucumbers have latched on, as well.....Cool! I felt like saying to the little vines "there ya go little fella, I built this just for you." Hee Hee...
Take care, and happy gardening!