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Pruning & More Pruning

I got most of my spring pruning done today.  The tools I used were small, bypass pruners; large, lopping pruners; and a Japanese saw.  All of these tools are able to make a clean cut if they are sharp; I had … Continue reading

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Freeze Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for my area for tonight, which means that temperatures may dip below freezing.  It might freeze again tomorrow night. Since the peach tree is blooming, I decided to cover it with … Continue reading

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Peach Blossom

My peach tree blooms earlier than most of the flowering plants that I grow, at about the same time as my tulips and the first of the azaleas but after the hyacinths. I need to prune the peach and cherry soon; … Continue reading

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The Garden in Snow

A snowstorm on the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of spring?  Yes, and it also happens to be nearing the end of the high school basketball playoffs, both girls’ and boys’, which was a good predictor of snow … Continue reading

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Thinning Peaches

If you want large, high quality peaches, you have to thin them so that they are spaced about four to six inches (10 to 15 cm) apart.  The tree can’t collect enough energy to grow all the fruits that it sets, … Continue reading

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Pruning Cherry & Peach Trees and Caring for Seedlings

This weekend, I pruned my cherry ‘north star’ and peach ‘redhaven.’  Last year, I explained in detail how I prune these trees in two posts, “Pruning the Cherry & Peach” and “Peach Tree & More on Pruning.”  I pruned the … Continue reading

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Smoked Pork Roast

In the tradition of the Labor Day (holiday, first Monday in September in the U.S.A.) barbecue, today I cooked a piece of boneless pork loin roast (about 3 lb. or 1.4 kg) on my smoker.  What does this have to … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

We’ve been harvesting a lot of tomatoes in the past several weeks.  We aren’t getting as many now as before, but we have a nice stockpile.  Tomatoes keep well, probably because of their acidic nature, so we can store them … Continue reading

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Peach Daiquiri

What to do with all those peaches we harvested?  We’ve already made pie, had them on breakfast cereal and ice cream, and eaten them as snacks.  Here’s the recipe I use for frozen peach daiquiris. 2 medium or 3 small … Continue reading

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Picking Peaches

The peaches were getting ripe, so on Sunday (August 11th) we decided to pick them.  The first step was to remove the bird netting that we used to protect the fruit from birds and squirrels.  That took a lot of … Continue reading

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