Things are always evolving at Ligaya Garden.
When we started Ligaya Garden, we had no protection from the Sun on a Summer afternoon.
To get relief from that, we planted our row of deciduous trees and let them grow really tall. We do lose some of the fruit every year to the birds but its a good enough balance.
This year, things are going to change a little. Now that we’ve worked out the best deciduous vines to go near the house and how they grow, we can cut the trees lower and use the vines to shade the house during the heat. We’ve just got to remember to plant the melons early enough. The Hops comes up by itself, bigger, thicker and stronger every year.
That may mean that we can net more of the trees and get a bit more fruit for our efforts.