Tag Archives: Garden Pests

the apple tree and our “friends”

Last fall I spread a lot of compost underneath the apple tree, in hopes of harvesting a lot of apples this year.  I had plans to prune the apple tree back in February; there are a lot of shoots on … Continue reading

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tomatoes caddyshack

No, this posting is not about using a variety of means, including high explosives, to rid the garden of gophers.  In fact the good news is that the cinder blocks, used to cover the “groundhog crawl under places” in the … Continue reading

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garden 2010

Recall that I was left to ponder a solution to sloping beds, an irrigation system with adequate pressure and a way to isolate the beds in hopes of maintaining a weed/grass barrier after our garden 2009 adventures. My general solution … Continue reading

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garden 2009

We had the fence for the garden up in January 2009. The next step was to prepare the beds. Dad had toured some farms in New England on one of his travels. He had a beautiful picture of beds that … Continue reading

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