Thursday, February 23, 2012
Yesterday we spent all afternoon pruning and training one apple tree (sigh). Is that a sign that we are being too picky or that we were neglectful last year? This tree had more issues than some of the others, so I hope the rest won't take as long... Anyway, I found tiny bits of chickweed growing at the base of this tree. I love this fresh green wild herb, which is usually the first that can be harvested.
OK... I confess, we did deal with a second apple tree yesterday afternoon. But it took very little time and was quite a dramatic cut. The choice was between cutting it way back, or giving up on the tree entirely and taking it out. Whether it eventually stays or goes depends on its response to the dramatic pruning. I've already got ideas on what to put in its place... Is that bad?