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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by Maggie13 on Today at 05:59:38 AM »
You have grown some beautiful onions Double B.
Fruit Trees / Re: Pears
« Last post by Maggie13 on Today at 05:49:02 AM »
I don't see any reason you can't group a few couple together.
I use some of this guys techniques for pruning I want to harvest at ground level so I will not let my trees get any taller than 7 ft.

High density fruit trees

Here is a link on first year pruning.

and if you have some time make a bucket of popcorn and enjoy:

His main page of videos:

Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« Last post by Tazzy Turfer on Today at 04:13:36 AM »
G'day All,
Tonight we are having Ham flavored baked beans on muffins with melted tasty cheese & Bacon topping. It should becoming windy down here around midnight .
  Regards Pete
Happy Hour / Re: I have become a bird watcher
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 02:41:06 AM »
Mr Ben, many years ago an old friend had several Blue Bird houses and would study them after he retired.
He said the same Blue Birds would come back year after year and use the same bird house.
His was divided up on 4 corners on his property and he said each family would use the same corner and not mix with the other Blue Bird family.
He would put little bands on them and keep a record so he could identify them through his telescope.
He told me the exact size hole, box , porch & roof   they liked best but I have forgot what size he said was best.

Thank you for the good pictures.
I hope your wife is will soon be well and will be  VERY CAREFUL and not fall again.
General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 02:23:01 AM »
I have set out mater and cucumber plants 2 x and only have 3 maters and 2 cucumbers living & they don't look good.
My wife & I covered the plants when it was cold at night and the plants looked good the next morning but later in the day looked grey and wilted as if they had been  scorched.
Guess I just want to start too early. ;D
General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by PoconoPits on Today at 12:50:39 AM »
Got half of my chicken wire buried along the fence, still got to do the other half before I plant anything major. Also sowed my peas. This year I am doing a lot of the Snowbird snow peas and Sugar Daddy snap peas that dont need a trelis. For the trellis I have some golden sweet, Magnolia blossom peas and Carouby Maussane which are very large delicious snow peas. They can get bigger than your hand and still be tender and sweet! Also planted 6 Brunswick cabbage seedlings so hopefully no heavy frosts from here on.
Fruit Trees / Pears
« Last post by PoconoPits on April 22, 2018, 11:43:23 PM »
I looked and I didnt see any posts about pears. I am thinking of buying a pear tree. I wanted the Anjou pear but it says it needs a pollinator such as a Bartlett or Bosc. I am not sure how big the trees get so I am assuming I will only have room for one tree. So its either Bosc or Bartlett for me. Just wondering if anyone would be able to better recommend one of the two for my climate in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And also if you can recommend a decent site to buy from. So far I am deciding on  Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Pepper question!
« Last post by PoconoPits on April 22, 2018, 11:32:35 PM »
I just chopped the tops off of a few of mine that had started to flower. I still probably have another 3-4 weeks myself until I can plant mine!
Fruit Trees / Peach trees and fertilizer
« Last post by Georgia Clay on April 22, 2018, 09:08:05 PM »
Just a quick question, I put some fertilizer down in early March this year for all of my fruit trees (apple, pear and peaches).  I didn't get any pears, they bloomed to early).  I have several peaches that are varying sizes and what looks like a promising apple output.  My question is should I fertilize one more time for the peaches and apples?  I use a triple 10 pelitized fertilizer.  I think it is a slow release but not sure exactly what that means as far as timing.
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