Holy cow!! My strawberry plants have taken over the garden!! The tomato plants have doubled in size in the last three weeks. I guess I will lay off the fertilizer. I only feed once every three weeks.
The weather has turned for the cooler. We have been overcast and drizzly for the last week or so. Temps only in the 50's. The beans, strawberries, carrots, and radishes are loving the cooler weather but not the basil, chives, or the tomatoes. I am thinking of bringing the herbs inside.
Carlton, you might try to put some tin can lids on strings and hang them from the tree. The reflection from the sun is supposed to scare them off. Or you might try nets for the tree so that the birds can't get to the fruit underneath. My Grandpa used this method for peaches. However, you might find a few dead birds as they might get caught in the net. I have heard that owl dummies work too.
Mayor Al, the apricots, cherries, and peaches here are still very green and hard. Our growing season here is a little behind the Lower 48 but the amount of sunshine per day, (18 hours plus,) certainly makes up for the short growing season. The only problem I have here is getting the plants to fruit because they are still in the vegetative state much too long. I won't be able to harvest tomatoes until July 15th or 30th unless I cover them with black tarp at night. (Too much sun.)
post edited by boyardee65 - 2010/06/17 06:24:09