|FIRST YEARS FRUIT TO BE SACRIFICED|
I must straighten this back up too
after the horrible wind storm we had the other day.
Many thanks to Rhonda at Down to Earth for this concept.
Yep, this one is going to hurt....I was looking forward to having oranges this season, but I have learn't that in order to set your new fruit tree up for a good life....it's best to sacrifice the first fruit so that the energy goes into the root ball, and not into growing fruit. This sets the fruit tree up for the following years to be a much healthier, happy plant. Ohhhh, it's going to hurt....My little Seedless Valencia Orange is full of fruit, but what Richard says in the gardening course........makes so much sense!
So Richard, if your reading this..this post is for you..to show that I am a good student,
and I do as I am told....lol
|Dwarf seedless Valencia fruit ALL GONE|
:( equals :) next season
|LIME TREE - FIRST YEAR|
Sacrificing the fruit buds.
|Different varieties of tiny tomatoes.|
- Some I will keep for myself...the strongest of them all...probably about 4 of each variety...they are all the mini tomatoes....
- Some I will donate to my local Community Garden......
- Some for an elderly couple up the road............for their grandchildren when they visit them.
- Some I will sell on the trade table at the Garden course........( a new idea of Richard's)
- and Some I will donate to freecycle..........