A funny thing happened on the way to the garden.....by way of my tomato seedlings that is.
I started my seeds this year the last week in December in order to have larger plants for spring planting. I had 50, then the great fall, then there were only ten. 9 still live. We lost one last week to either hail or wind. Not sure, but I digress. About 2 months ago, I had 10 pretty large plants that needed a bigger pot and something to hold them up. Being ever so clever, I thought "I know! I'll use those branches from pruning my fruit trees!"(Weeks Before!). Well I did. Those branches have stayed with their companion tomato plant for a while now, even going with them to their spot in the garden until they could reach the fence on their own. Last week we had a late cold snap and I needed to cover my plants. While working on covering the little darlings, I noticed something on one of the "Stakes"....a bloom. YEP! A bloom. I checked all of the stakes I used, four total, and they all have blooms and now leaves. They are all apple. You can see the bloom just to left of center in the picture. I now have 4 new apple trees I can plant. It will be a while before they are even close to producing anything, but give me a few years and I could actually have apples! Hah! Who knew!