Well i hope there will be some fruits. Namely Peaches. Some of you may remember last year our posting about the peaches we (finally) got from our lone Georgia Bell Peach tree and the delicious Peach Pies. You may also remember my search for more Georgia Bells and how futile it was. WELL this year our local Rose’s (like a Wally World but cheaper) got a whole shipment of them so we bought two and a Wine Sap Apple. For the last few weeks they have been hanging out in the green house with the spinach, but yesterday it finally was warm enough to set them out. Tomorrow we are scheduled to get 1.5-2.0 inches of rain so they will be well watered in.
Here they are getting a ride from JD to their new home in the orchard.
Here is the first location before and after removing the Chick Weed which covers the plot in the winter.
The hole and the tree in the hole. It may look dry here but, our ground is extremely wet this time of the year. In fact our water table (ground water) right now is is about two feet. Dig down two feet and you are in water.
And here is one of our Peach trees all set in and staked and banded. This area is at the end of the property and is shielded from all but East winds. Of course that is what we’ve been having lately to 35 mph so they got extra banding for support.This brings the orchard up to three apples, three peaches, and one pear (which hasn’t done much in the last three years). With luck we will have another good year from Peach #1. Peach #2 & #3 will not be allowed to set fruit this year so it will direct more energy to good root development. Next is peach pie (i hope).