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  •  I canned some of the peaches two years ago, (7+ / 0-)

    then threw the pits into the dirt to see what would happen.  I got several dozen sprouts and now, after this winter, I still have five baby trees in pots that are growing.  I will put them into the ground in the fall and hope for the best!

    Many people in our area have peach trees in their yards.  The grow fast, and fruit easily.  You just have to keep the squirrels away!  They like to bite peaches that aren't quite ready, looking for one that is.  Peaches make your yard smell good too!  You could surely put a dwarf peach tree in your garden if I can!  My friend put one in the flower bed at the corner of her house,  and had peaches in two years!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 06:42:28 AM PDT

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    •  We used to have trees. (7+ / 0-)

      But that was when we lived in Seattle.
      Had flowers too.
      And rain.
      Now we have scruff.
      And weeds.
      And dust.

      Hell, I'm starting to sound like bigjac, only without the talent.

    •  A dwarf peach tree... (7+ / 0-)

      I'll look into that for sure. Not saying I'll do it, mind you, but I'll look into it :)

      Peaches are my favorite fruit. I look forward to getting them at the farmer's market every spring and summer. It would be wonderful to grow some of my own! How do you keep the squirrels away? I have as many of them as I do of weeds :)

      •  Squirrels avoid dogs and cats, are easy to trap (3+ / 0-)
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        or poison, can be distracted by easier pickings or put small mesh metal cage around the tree before harvest.  

        There are tons of cats around here, and plenty of other things to eat.  I see squirrels, but they are always reduced in number after the cats "go out" in the spring. Hiding?

        I don't know if there are "bird nets" for squirrels, and those motion activated things work for deer but I don't know if they startle squirrels. (We have a singing fish plaque and a fake owl.)

        If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

        by weck on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:24:10 AM PDT

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