Tag Archives: Cucumber

The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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After the storm and final planting

Somehow the orchyard managed to escape the hailstorm with a near-miss. Neighbors on the next road up had their newly planted gardens battered beyond repair, but as far as I can tell I lost a couple of eggplants in the … Continue reading

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Impatient for Spring

Spring is arriving – slowly. Today I noticed birds chirping in the middle of the day for the first time this year, and the garden centers are flush with seeds and seed starting supplies. A couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading

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