Tiny fruit formations create a lot of excitement :) We are now at harvest time - almost. Plums are already harvested, save for two still on the tree, apples from 1st tree starting falling every now and then, snakegourds already eaten 3....(who's counting? :)
Oh! Don't be surprised by all the Ziploc bags on the apples, I use them to cover apples when they are dime sized and this is to prevent bugs in them. This is the second time I have tried it and must say it worked great the first year. Takes a lot of baggies, and a lot of those are a waste when the tree sheds the apples, but the ones that were covered until harvest were clean and free of bugs! I have never sprayed my trees, so this is my organic way of growing apples!! I have not tried this on plum trees and there are worms in them here and there, we just cut off the wormy side and eat the rest. They're super sweet except for the peel which is a bit sour.
Some more 'Alderman' plums from the same tree
Honeycrisp apple tree on 8/15
Zestar apple tree on 8/15
Sweet 16 apple tree
They're really loaded !!
A huge Zestar! apple in my kid's hand
A huge heirloom Brandywine... fills my hand!
Finally a view of my Garden#1 from the deck