This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

apples on the tree

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There are about 20 apples on my dwarf Fugi apple tree this year. All are getting big and red and I'm tempted to pick one soon. I can imagine the crisp juicy bites!

All summer, the apples have been covered with plastic baggies and I just removed them last weekend. I took them off on Sunday because it seemed some of the fruits were getting some black fungal/mildew growth. Its been such a humid summer that I think I have every type of fungus growing in my garden somewhere this year.

The risk for the uncovered apples now is that the squirrels might find them before I pick them. Once they start to sweeten up the squirrels get interested. I'd like to leave them on the tree to ripen as long a I can. SO I'm watching out.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Ben Czajkowski said...

No picture at which to marvel :(

August 23, 2011 9:25 PM

 
Blogger Icy said...

Hi you ! I love your garden so much, it so beautiful.

August 24, 2011 4:24 AM

 
Blogger Deborah said...

Hi Kathy - for some reason, your blog postings aren't coming up. Your last three are blank!

August 24, 2011 7:53 AM

 

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