I just might get to freeze some blackberries this year. This Netting arrived from Park Seed yesterday !
We’re hoping it’s ‘ Dog Proof ‘ - as well. Zucker taught Carlie how to rob the Blackberry bushes.
All but a couple packs of my seed came in the box, too. Still waiting on the Solista Borlotto Beans and the Summer Glory Blend Lettuce packs.
But here’s a list of the packs that did arrive:
( You can click on each one to check 'em out at Park's website. )
- Mirai White Corn
- Tendersnax Hybrid Carrot
- Organic Clemson Spineless Okra
- Malabar Red Stem Spinach
- Kan Aji Hybrid Spinach
- Organic Boro Hybrid Beet
- Southern Giant Curled Mustard Green
- ( Vigna Caracalla ) Corkscrew Vine
- Spotlight Rudbeckia
- Italian White Sunflower
- ( Nepeta Cataria ) Catnip
- Snow Crystals Sweet Alyssum
- Compacta Alyssum
- Elegans Pastel Cutting Blend Zinnia ( Park sent these as a free gift ! )
I - also - ordered fruit trees from Stark Brothers. I’ve ordered the Honeysweet Standard Pear - the Redheart Standard Plum - and - the Burbank Elephant Heart Standard Plum trees. They gave me an estimated delivery date of March 1, 2011.
I got the shipping for FREE! And so can you - until 11:59pm tonight. Just click here for details.
There are other vegetables and herbs I wanna plant this year. But I’ll be visiting Meadow View Greenhouses and Garden Center on Hwy. 11 - between Lenoir City, TN and Farragut, TN to buy all those plants.
For now - I am wishing the temps would just - at least - climb consistently above freezing - so we could hit our fruit trees with dormant spray. It’s also time to prune them.
We have one more year of growth to support and encourage with our Georgia Belle peach tree ( apparently they're not available this year at Nature Hills. ) and Pink Lady Apple Tree. That means - pulling off any fruits that show after blooms fade.
Some folks say it’s okay to go ahead and let certain fruit trees produce before that time. With us planting so many varieties of fruit trees within such a short period of time - it’s just easier to let them all go three years before allowing them to bear fruit.
Doing so can only help them grow even more strong and healthy.
If you’ve never pruned a fruit tree before… here’s a great video that helps!