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Tony Mattina
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Reversal. True, the apricots seem all to have fizzled, but the young peach has at least three fruits growing; the apple is loaded, and so is the old mama peach. Here is one baby fruit on the baby peach tree: and the lady bugs are doing their faithful work o...

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News, bad and good. Two items of bad note: the apricots are not materializing. All flowers are dropping off. And the leaves of the plum tree are wrinkled sick. I have treated both trees with a spray oil, and I hope to see some results in the next few days. ...

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Grubs and roots. The veggies in the window garden, one of my raised beds, did not produce well the last two years. I had noticed the heavy roots before, but I had attributed them (and the failed crops) to a mistake I had made in the composition of the soil ...

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Update. I think the apricot tree is giving us her first fruits. I hope I am not mistaken. The little thing is only about 3/8 of an inch but cute as hell. The plum is in full bloom: And the apple looks like this: I like, I like...

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Tree Updates. Yesterday I took pictures of my fruit trees, first the old peach in full bloom: Then the apple, just starting to show its flowers along with leaves: And then the plum:

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Spring is Here. The apricot tree has done its flowering thing: The joung peach is in blossom: The plum is showing nice buds: And the old peach is doing its thing:

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Apricot in Bloom. A week ago today this is what the apricot flowers looked like: The bees have been feasting these past days, and now the blossoms are fading. The peach trees are next, and tomorrow I'll take a snapshot of the flowers. The apple is giving si...

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Greenhouse Improvements. Instead of pots I will be using two long veggie boxes on the floor of the greenhouse: Three pieces grace the space above the large trough, two sconces and an obsidian chime, all lovely gifts from a lovely daughter. When the windows ...

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Peach Grafts. Last year it was March 1st when I grafted six scions to my volunteer peach (one made it). All my fruit trees were in blossom at the time. Not this year. Here is what each looks like: This is the apple. Along with the plum, the last to flower. ...

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Tomato Boxes. Finally the tomato boxes are ready.
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