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ACE

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The apples have been thinned
« on: August 10, 2019, 21:31:55 »
75mph winds roaring through the garden but there are still plenty of apples and pears on the trees. I have not been to the allotment yet but as it came from the south the copse would have tamed the wind a bit before it got to my plot. Fingers crossed. I was on a bus that the doors got blown in and I am sure went over on two wheels at one time and e had to wait  while trees were removed from the roads.

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The apples have been thinned
« on: August 10, 2019, 21:31:55 »

BarriedaleNick

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 09:53:33 »
I popped down to the plot yesterday as we needed some veg for a BBQ in the evening.
Climbing beans ain't climbing anymore! Sweetcorn at 45 degrees and a few flattened toms.  Have to go visit later today as it was a waste of time trying to stand everything up in the wind..
Picked two buckets of apples off the garden lawn!

ACE

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 11:24:04 »
Apart from the brassica net being blown about everything seems alright. The re-bar bean structure stood up well but they do look a bit wind burnt.

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 14:16:54 »
My beans were on the deck this morning but are back up now and like Ace my apples have been thinned, not june drop but the August fling.
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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 15:26:48 »
The met office has just issued a tornado warning for the Isle of Wight.  Fingers crossed they are wrong.

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 15:55:29 »
I hope they're wrong.  Tornadoes ripped thru the Netherlands and Luxembourg at the weekend.  Not pretty.
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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 07:03:11 »
Didn't happen, what next, a plague of frogs?

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 10:18:52 »
Went down to find one of my old apples (Emneth) has thrown a branch under the weight of fruit. As it is an early cooker I'll collect the fruit tomorrow, when it might stop raining... and start preping apple pies for the freezer...

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Re: The apples have been thinned
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 06:47:49 »
Very small apples which come off can be made into a puree for the pectin. I freeze them in ice cube  blocks then pop a couple into jams.



 

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