What's happening today - 2018 edition


#1643

I checked my pears and there was some splitting.


#1644

A mated pair of hawks are nested 100 ft from my garden and are patrolling the area so there is very little bird activity. I’m very lucky.


#1645

The birds around here are confusing. 3 weeks ago they were going after some very mediocre Hinnomaki Red gooseberries and pecking through my blueberry netting. Now there are ripe blackberries 4 feet away that they barely touch, and the handful of ripe blueberries I left hang on without the net haven’t been touched either.


#1646

Carried-away sounds more like squirrels


#1647

Doesn’t it?
But I haven’t seen a squirrel here in more than the dozen years we’ve been here.


#1648

You are so lucky.
There’s some new housing going up here and they took down some big trees where I used to see hawks perched.


#1649

This (long) video has a interesting suggestion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgpS1KgcIaw&t=854s

Essentially the guy dealt with a nosy and bothersome neighbor coming onto his property by putting up a sign that said “Smile! You are on Closed Circuit TV”


#1650

Crawling on a cucumber vine, a BMSB nymph spotted - the first I’ve seen

Doubtless, alas, not the last


#1651

Long day today after work spraying Glystar Pro around all of my trees. Should be good to go until next spring.


#1652

Short update video on my backyard orchard that I posted on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKwXs4KBb-k


#1653

Every day, I find the ground covered again with drops from my prune plum. It always drops this time of year, but this must be a record!


#1654

Rescued 5 whitenectarines from raccoon.Not fully ripe yet, but is near ripe, very sweet , flavorful with balanced sweetness and acidicIMG_20180726_083428130


#1655

Did the raccoon survive?


#1656

racoon harvested the rest of the nectarine


#1657

Tomatoes are coming in. Black krim are huge


#1658

Yayyyyy beautiful. Always love all of the colors!


#1659

Native American saying. When is it best to harvest the corn; the night before the raccoon does

We hear small shot fired in the common greenspace behind our house at like 3 am. Havent seen a ‘coon or a possum in weeks. Think someone a few acres down has had enough.


#1660

Snow queen?


#1661

Picked a lot of tomatoes today! I am quite happy because last year I did not get very much due to disease. This year I got serious about spraying for disease, alternating myclobutanil and copper. My plants are still showing a few signs of disease, but not nearly as bad as last year. Should get a good crop before they eventually die.

Probably pretty standard for a lot of you, but growing tomatoes in Georgia is much more difficult than I remember from my childhood in PA!

Probably have 30 tomatoes, reds and blacks and yellows. Think I’m making some tomato-basil-mozzarella salad. :grin:


#1662

sharp eyes,yes: