We've been working hard on the back yard lately. A couple of weekends ago, we planted a two more fruit trees. I'm really excited to have a small orchard at home--all organically fertilized, of course! We put in a kumquat tree and a fig tree to add to the lemon and lime trees we already have in the ground. I'm not very experienced in tending to fruit trees, but we got some organic fertilizer from a local nursery and keep the trees well-watered, so I think that's all it takes. At least I hope so. I really should get a good book on organic gardening. I'll have to do some research on that.
I also planted a fall garden recently. I've got beets, broccoli, peas and eggplant growing right now. Everything is doing pretty well, except for the broccoli. Apparently, bugs love broccoli sprouts. I am not sure what to do because I don't think tiny sprouts have any ability to fight against bugs, and I don't want to spray them with anything when they're so small and fragile. I guess I'll just have to hope that some of them pull through. Maybe I'll try this garlic concentrate stuff that bugs supposedly hate. I'll let you know how that goes.