What's Happening Today - 2019 Edition


#944


This little mantis has been guarding this cluster of pears for over a week now. It hasn’t moved away so a lot of bugs must be attracted to these pears.


#945

Blue but I don’t think blueberries


#946

These are seeded Concord and seeded Catawba grapes. Similar enough that I do not recommend a small yard do both, pick 1. One ripens about two weeks before the other, and one is slightly more reddish, and depending on ripeness and rain one will taste more complex than the other…but only slightly. In Vancouver, Washington they ripen in Sept-October.


#947

Why do you say that? They look like blueberries to me.


#948

I’m 99.9% sure those are blueberries, what made you think otherwise?


#949

Deer got to me while away on vacation.


#950

I mentioned something awhile back about my mom from France and her dog.


#951

It looks more like Berberis. The berries are similar but slightly more elongated, and some variety leaves are ovalish looking a lot like blueberries. They have vitamin c.


#952

No, I think wild low bush blueberry.


#953

Fine arbor!


#954

Looks familiar! Great picture!


#955

What’s happening is rabbits!


#956

Dug up Russian Banana fingerlings - #8.5. NATurally I forgot to record how many I planted, either 1# or 2

A few had slugs into them, but we have a new population of toads in there.


#957

We just got home after being away for a week. Came home to find some of the few fruits I had missing. I had one Harrow Sweet pear and it’s missing. 4 out of 8 Contender peaches I had wrapped in chicken wire is either missing or eaten. I’m thinking about picking the other 4. One in the picture looks pretty ripe but that was one of the bigger ones.


#958

Unfortunately wrapping in chicken wire often doesn’t work. The thieves will be back. You could pick 2 of the 4 and hope the other 2 will last longer.


#959

I decided to pick all the peaches after seeing more tries at stealing the four left. They are not ripe yet. Hopefully will ripen on the counter. These are my first ever peaches after planting the first peach tree I think 8 years ago. What a wait! Kids were happy to pick them. We got 2 perfect peaches and 2 with bite marks.


#960

Regardless of bite marks they’ll be the best peaches you ever ate!


#961

What got through the chicken wire to your peaches, squirrels or chipmunks. Chipmunks are small enough to go through those holes.

Sorry to hear about the damage these nasty animals caused you. My cluster of Shinseiki were gone. I suspected a groundhog grabbing thse low hanging pears.

By the way, peaches do not ripen any more after being picked. They will be softer but not riper.


#962

Not as well as when on the tree but my experience is that they do ripen some once picked.


#963

I don’t have chipmunks. So it has to be squirrels. Or birds. Not sure. Now I have 2 Korean Giants to protect until October. Early ripening fruits seem more appealing to me now. Less time to protect.