Friday, April 24, 2009
Grafting, bud break and the last Mandarins
Wedge graft used to move Pink Pearl and Fuji onto the Cox's Orange Pippin on 4/3 with Cox bud break on 4/8. Wind was very strong for two days immediately after the grafts. Gala bud break on 3/31 blossoms appeared 4/8. Cecille, Double Delight, and Mr. Lincoln roses grafted onto Cox with apples.
Harvested the last Mandarins 4/19.
Moved chicken compost onto blueberries and garlic. Garlic is rusty for the second year in a row. No more garlic for two years until that dies out.
Rain 0.5 inch during the first week of April.
Rain total 18 inches.