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Planting Cherries, Plums, and Greengages

The two year old Stella cherry tree

The most exciting thing we’ve planted so far, I think, are the fruit trees. We put in a Stella cherry (on Gisela 5 rootstock), and a Victoria plum and a Cambridge Gage greengage (both on Pixy).

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From hacking down and digging out to putting in. At last!


Today was the day that our plot finally began to look like it’s being cultivated. A few cloves of garlic and a couple of rhubarb crowns aside, everything we’ve done so far has pretty much been hacking things down and … Continue reading

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The first fruit tree order is in

Thanks to the nights closing in and the several feet of snow that have fallen, I didn’t make it to the allotment at all in December. That means that the hedge remains uncut, the paths remain unlaid, and the weeds … Continue reading

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Wanted: Jam Guru

Although we haven’t had an allotment long enough to finish clearing it, let alone get it planted up and yielding produce, I’m already thinking ahead. Some day, we’ll have a glut of something, and rather than let it rot (perish … Continue reading

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