got three more fruit trees from alden lane nursery. one is a persimmon. the other two are heavily grafted to bear different fruits: a 4-in-1 pluot with promising names such as “flavor grenade”, “geo pride”, “splash”, and “emerald drop” and a 5-in-1 fruit salad with “babcock peach”, “blenheim apricot”, “fantasia nectarine”, “santa rosa plum”, and “july elberta peach”.
Archive for January, 2010
before heading to culebra (actually on the way to the airport) i picked up another craigslist freebie: an old butcher block. after two hours of work (sanding off the top and treating it with bleach) it looks like new. a great addition to my kitchen.
ps: the nice guy who gave away the butcher block also rents out his cabin in arnold.
In July and again in October I have had two plentiful fig harvests. Now the leaves are gone and I prune the many shoots growing near the base of the tree. Those cuttings can apparently be used to start small fig trees. After reading up on fig tree propagation I try various ways suggested on the Interwebs.