January 26, 2015
It has been really cold this winter and really rainy…but never together (no snow). We had a few nice days this week so I set to pruning the blueberry bushes. We have 32 fruiting bushes. I was able to prune 9 this week.
Here is a sampling of what they look like before pruning:And some after pruning: It looks like there’s nothing left but it is amazing how they fill in and how pruning produces a healthier, more fruitful tree!
I need to finish all the pruning by the end of February because planting starts in earnest in March. This means I have 23 more blueberry bushes to prune, 3 apple trees, 2 pear trees, 2 peach trees, and a mess of other ornamental trees.
Not to mention I am supposed to be getting 2 fig trees and 2 cherry trees in the coming weeks and those need to be planted, regardless of how dreary it is at the time.
Will I get it done? I don’t see how but I guess we’ll see.
I am not harvesting anything these days but last night, we were able to eat a lot of produce from our garden.From the garden: sweet potatoes, cabbage for the coleslaw, green beans, onions and green peppers (in the bean burgers).
Are you harvesting? How are you using your harvests? Check out what other gardeners are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions 🙂
Wow, you do have to get a lot done! I’ll be planting a few more fruit trees and some berry bushes this year too, but I’ll have to wait until late April when the ground thaws.
Ooh, lovely to have so many fruit bushes and trees – I’m limited to a crab apple (not my favourite) and some young plum trees that have yet to bear fruit. Envious!