All varieties proved to store about 6 months in a porous bag as well as a plate with loose seran over the top. Plump grapes are a luxury and difficult to get storage environment perfect. I believe humidity should run around 70%-80% with air… Continue Reading “Seedless grapes, 2 months refrigerated, pushing another”
WINTER-SPRING 2020: Big blueberry bushes-little guys too, raspberry, kiwi, apple and pear trees, grape vines, ornamentals too. Free classes all day, top of each hour: 11am-edible garden design, 1pm-drip irrigation, 2pm-pruning, 3pm-diseases and insects, 4pm-fruit choices, 5pm-7fruit tasting, cheese, apples, crackers and cider.
June 27-July 14: Currants, Gooseberry, Raspberry- July weeks 1 to 3: Cherry July weeks 1 to 4: Blueberry July 3rd week to September:Blackberry July 3rd week to-November: Apples begin with Lodi, Gravenstein, William’s Pride, Redfree. August 3rd week-October last week:Grapes begin with Interlaken, then… Continue Reading “Estimated Fruit Schedule”
“Bench Grafts”: the term used when propagating at-the-bench versus in-the-field. It’s usually a warm dry environment, and practiced in the ‘off-season’. When I can, I get started in January but I typically don’t because the rootstock-that what I graft to-is not available until March,… Continue Reading “Bench Grafted Apple Trees”
Can you imagine a walled garden?The story ‘The Secret Garden’ shed light on the peace, sanctuary and romance within the confines of such a glorious planting – where one can communicate with the wildlings. As a child this story stirred a wonder within me.… Continue Reading “Garden Design Class”
I live this time in reflection. Misty dampish, 40’s air. Reading, writing, consumed with defining purpose. Plant Gil, plant! – I recall my good friend saying repeatedly. I deliberate within design parameters. I deliberate for the rare 5 days needed to shovel a hole… Continue Reading “Winter light, planning.”
Share a review. Read the reviews. The ever-changing farm. Here’s the negative: no small-wheeled strollers, a worm occasionally, old trucks, tractors, implements, farm materials, empty (or full) whiskey bottle, bare back young men in the nursery, barbed wire in the farmyard, small-backyard-like, temperamental farmers.… Continue Reading “Reviews”