Daily Archives: June 5, 2011

Can there be too many peaches?

My big project for today was to go out in the yard and play.

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First I admired how much bigger the pears and apples are already.  Then I took one last look at the amazing number of little peaches on the peach tree.  I learned last year from the plum tree, that if I don’t thin such a dense attempt at a crop, a branch could break under the weight. Also the plum tree is still recovering from last year’s efforts; there’s maybe three plums tops. I don’t want the same to happen to the peach. So I played “cut off the tinest ones so the big ones can grow”.

Now if I can just get the netting on it securely, maybe this year I’ll get some peaches to eat before the squirrels and raccoons.