The first of the fruit tree blossoms have opened. This is a blossom from the Independence Nectarine. All of the trees are showing signs of growth. You can see a list of trees I planted here.
Some of the seeds that I planted have begun to sprout. This is a Brandywine Tomato. Now I just hope I can keep them strong and growing. You can see a list of all the seeds I started here.
Last year I planted some raspberry plants in one of the garden beds in the backyard. I did not get any fruit last year but hope to this year. They are an ever bearing variety which means that they will produce berries once in the spring and once again in the late summer. I decided that the best way to manage the plants was to cut them all the way back to the ground while dormant. This will only give me the late summer crop, but it should be a large one. The plants are growing vigorously.