Sunday, May 31, 2015

thinning the apples



After Bill pruned my trees earlier this year, the apple in the backyard seems to have had a fortuitous year as far as making apples... There are quite a few clusters of young apples on the branches, which need to be thinned out so the ones remaining can grow up big enough to eat. My understanding is that they grow best when there are single apples with at least 6" of space between each one.


This was the most amazing "too many apples" cluster, with five young apples all the size of green walnuts crammed onto one spur. My hope is that by thinning them, that there will actually be a modest and useable apple crop this year

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May SMART goals
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 big garden bed front yard mowed bin of twigs
2 Mindy underdress strawberries planted bin of brush
3 Laurel underdress blackcurrant planted random plastic
4 Norseguy embroidery design fridge plinth drawer bin of twigs
5 chook roost chook house moved -
6 nest box door chook run fencing -
7 - chook shade run -
8 - apples thinned -


June SMART goals
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
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