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  •  Jealous of the tomatoes- instead we have squirrels (12+ / 0-)

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    by loblolly on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 08:48:08 AM PDT

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    •  knock wood... (10+ / 0-)

      I have plenty of squirrels... maybe they just haven't discovered the tomatos OR they are currently distracted by the pears (albeit how puny they are from the over a week heatwave and no rain) right now.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:20:04 AM PDT

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      •  Our pears from the bigger tree have had a few (9+ / 0-)

        fall off but I've not seen any larger than a golf ball.  We may be able to get some from the tree that blooms later (and hence, seems to have missed the last frost) but this year our whole crop is down.

        Far fewer pears
        No peaches
        About 10% of the plums
        The first tomato is turning color, but they're almost all green, still

        New efforts this year - 2 new cherry trees - killed from over fertilization.  2 apricot seedlings from Merry Light - same sad story.

        Still too young - apple tree and raspberry canes.

        The only thing doing really well from our harvest are my two grape vines.  I don't count the mulberries (at least a full month late) and elderberries.  Oh, and virtually no crabapples, either.

        The one good thing for the yard is the sprinkler replacement happening this next week.  We'll be getting full coverage instead of spotty and hopefully that will help us have much better lawn with less water in coming years.

        Gotta run to the greenhouse before a game this afternoon.  O'Toole's has a coupon for a free 4" plant whenever you stop in until 8/3, so I need to stock up.

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