Orchard pictures after few weeks of vacation!


#1

We went away for 3 weeks and came back home to this.

This is the cherry tree planted last year. Had no signs of death in near future when I left.

My pear tree though not dying also shows weird brownish leaves.

Under all this weed was a mulched peach seedling with 4 successful grafts. It died too. I don’t think getting covered with weed killed it.

This peach seedling seem to be doing better despite the weeds. Plum grafts on it got attacked by Japan raw beetles.

All but 3 blue berries dropped.

Grapes showing signs of black rot despite 2 sprays of immunox so far. But much much better than what I normally see this time of year.


#2

Not all was lost. Here are few positives!

My persimmon tree planted this spring.

Asian pear tree also from this spring:

Vegetable garden was overgrown but had all this waiting for me:


#3

Well, you won some, you lost some, but you’re still in the playoffs!

I know timing the yard and garden need can affect our plans. As we’ve gotten older we seem to be happy spending more time around the place though, so it’s OK.


#4

I agree with our man in Montana! Looks like you won A great deal. Make a fabulous moussaka with your eggplant!


#5

That persimmon looks super healthy. If the cherry tree was going to be a problem, better to have done with it in the first season.


#6

Thanks. I’m very happy about the growth of persimmon so far. Specially after reading people complain about how moody they can be the first year.
I decided to give up on cherry. Not going to plant any more cherry trees.


#7

Those eggplants!

Your eggplants are weeks ahead of mine. Well done. Do you know when you planted them out?


#8

First week of May. I planted a week earlier this year since forecast looked good.


#9

I used to always complain that everytime I visited my parents in Fl that I would lose 1-2 plants, and usually they were the most expensive or hardest to replace.

Now, having lost my parents I don’t miss many of those plants as much… (But I still stress when I’m out of town for e few days during the heat of summer…

Scott