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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Don, beautiful garden and trees. I think I should add some lime to my asparagus so they'll do better.
Yes, even costlier here.
My avocado tree is coming back to life. It lost all its leaves and several branches, and I thought it was dead. A few weeks ago some tiny leaves peeked-out. some of them are now one inch. I may get some fruit in a couple of years.
I bought some at the store today and they cost a whopping $2.70 each.
Getting right up on her deck was more than just bold! They seemed to think it was their right!
I remember Felaine also. She had to put-up with some hard line thieves.
We always share with the neighbours, & they share back. We all seem to grow different things.
It should be the owners choice to share, not just put up with the takers who seem to think its their right.
I remember Felaine & people stealing her avocados off the tree.
I made the vegetarian version of BLTs, which uses a frozen vegetarian substitute for bacon. It wouldn't fool anyone, but having them plus the sweet corn pushed all of my nostalgia buttons. I've been adding some finely cut hot peppers to the BLTs, something my parents and grandparents in the midwest would not have done.
Looks like it's starting to cool down a little here. I think this was the hottest driest summer in memory. I will need to plan better for watering efficiency, because I spend too much time hauling around the hose.
Still, the vegetables and fruits and flowers are worth it.
I cut 9 of the approx 14 leaning trees now. I hauled most of the resultant brush to the yard waste recycler, and cut the bigger chunks into firewood. That will be enough for 2 years. The remaining 5 trees will wait until the sweet corn is done, because they will fall where it is growing.
This winter, the raised beds will need overhaul. That will be with efficiency and future reduced work in mind.
Here in Vermont the soil tends to be acidic. There's plenty of limestone and marble to be quarried in some regions. Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries, broccoli, arugula, and potatoes, hydrangea, azaleas, and rhododendrons, fir, pine, and oak all do well. I have to add wood ashes and lime to my asparagus plot every spring and fall along with the compost, but in general the soil is pretty well balanced. Randy, it's always a pleasure to give away our surplus when we can, isn't it? Zukes and cukes, cherry tomatoes, lettuces and green beans. People are always grateful and pleased.
Boy, am I glad I don't have neighbors (closest is 0.2 mi away). But I'm always happy to share my fruit and veggies. I gave a sack of peaches, apples, and tomatoes to the man who cleaned my chimney yesterday, and he knocked $75 off his fee. Pretty good trade-off!
I like Daniel's little saying. Possums, 'coons, voles, rabbits, etc. eat their fair share of garden and yard products. I'm guessing it's opossums that ate my white grapes, but not before I gathered enough to make (start) some wine. I'll be curious as to how it turns out, first time and all.
Dug up all my regular potatoes. They're not too big this year, surprising because of all the rain. But, I used last year's leftovers as "seed". That makes a difference.
They say "eat more kale". Wish I liked it better.
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