Tag Archives: plums

Share your best fruit

Last week, I encouraged you to eat your ugly fruit. This week, I’m going to encourage you to share your best fruit. Anyone who plants numerous fruit trees hits a point in time when it becomes tough to find enough to do … Continue reading

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Photo album: Plum blossoms, peas, garlic, blueberries, and rhubarb

Our Shiro plum tree is our more prolific and reliable tree. The tree is about 7 – 8 years old now and produces heaps of super juicy yellow plums each year. What you see in the picture is the “after” … Continue reading

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Photo album: Garden in September

Here are some pictures from around the garden at the beginning of September: Happy gardening! Sandy

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What to do with 200 pounds of plums?

The kids and I picked a medium-sized basket of plums yesterday. Out of curiosity, I weighed the basket. We had 18.5 pounds of plums and you could hardly tell the tree had been picked at all. Based on a quick … Continue reading

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Early spring gardening and delayed gratification

One nice thing about keeping a gardening blog is that you can go back to previous posts and remember what you did and enjoyed about the year before. This is especially nice when the garden requires lots of work but … Continue reading

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Quite a year for plums and Ebony becomes Broody

It has been quite a year for plums, at least for the Shiros. Our Shiro plum tree is consistently the best fruiting tree in our orchard.  I picked a very full basket of plums this morning (easily 10 lbs of plums) and … Continue reading

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