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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Are you Ahead in the Game?

Fruit trees on average are ten to fifteen days ahead of schedule for picking. So get your baskets ready as it may be a short harvest. Going around the central Mass orchards, you see fruit trees in desperate need of water. This is making the fruit set small but extremely sweet. If you find the fruit’s optimum picking date, the sugar content could be off the charts.

This year’s plums are slow to come but the peaches are perfect for picking. The white peaches are almost too sweet this year. If you have a hankering for sugary, these peaches are like candy on the tree. If you are making jams and preserves, lay off the sugar. Adjust accordingly to make sure you have the right balance. Follow the apple schedule as some growers may open their orchards early for picking. Don’t expect huge fruit but you may find intense flavor. This may be an exceptional cider year.

On the vegetable front, the season may wrap up early. Stock up now if you are shopping at the farmers markets for fresh produce. Typically these markets can stay open until November. This year, some growers may be forced to wrap it up early due to the advanced season. But there is an abundant supply so get it now while it lasts.

It’s time for me to wrap up and deal with what’s eating my computer server. There are always bugs; the virtual lurgies haunting the networks or the nasty creepy crawlers in the soil. On that note, the inspirational thought for the day can apply to our gardens as well. “My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.” Off to deal with both! Annie

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