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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Done, it looks like it worked out really well. I think I was mistaken about the identity of one row. I planted a row of Russets and a row of Yukon Gold. What I thought was Russets has a smooth skin and yellow inside. Very tasty.
What did not work as well, was planting highly sprouted potatoes. Those were in the garage and had sprouts a foot long. They did grow, but only a couple of potatoes per plant.
Smart experiment, Dan. Potatoes take a while to emerge, and after they have, of course, you can just rake up some soil over them if a freeze threatens.
Don, I planted those potatoes in March, I think. I thought it might be too early, but it was such a mild winter and with el Nino and climate change, I thought it was worth experimenting. I started planting the corn in April, same thoughts. The variety I'm depending on most, Trinity, is a short season variety. It has shorter stalks, shorter ears, but is really delicious and sweet.
Kathy, thanks for the potato advice. I'll do that. Too good to waste.
Randy, I hear you about too much heat for weeding. For me, it's morning only. You have more humidity - I lived there, I know what it's like. Tomatoes and corn love that weather, and maybe okra. I think I will give up on okra, like I did apricots.
Spuds already, Daniel? And corn? Beautiful. How I would love to have a longer growing season!
Great photos, Daniel. I envy your corn. Mine is a bust.
While my nectarines and apricots got wormy (despite spraying with furit tree oil), pears and peaches and persimmons (the 3 P's) look good. Apples, not so great.
More rain last night. Enough already! It's also been too hot to work (weed) in the garden. I think I've lost control!
The latest newsletter from the Silverthorn-farm.com says it all. It's been a week of recovery. The only thing I did to help was to cut up an obstructive tree. I'll do more when it cools off--either this week or in the winter!
A persimmon happy dance. A vision of joy.
Joan, that's true. But, I don't think I have any "hurry" in my system these days. :-)
Here are my first spuds of the year.
When I was growing up in Southern Illinois and Missouri, we used to say the sweet corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July". My first batch, a veriety called "Trinity", is eye-ball high. The second batch, called "Bilicious", is waist high. The 3rd batch, also "Trinity", is almost knee high. I figured, with climate change there was no way tp predict the weather but it would not be much loss if they frosted or didn't grow, so started early. Planting new batches every 2 or 3 weeks, the last ones were last week and not germinated yet.
There might be some persimmons this year. Inside my little brain, there's a boy doing a happy dance.
Cherries for pie
Daniel, if we hurry really fast and set up production, we can make and market honey buckets!
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