Monthly Archives: June 2013
Fun stuff–Tractors and Things :)
Peter was so excited when he purchased an old 8N Ford Tractor (1948) from an elderly neighbour (86!), when it came time to pick a tractor for the orchard work, he quickly became enamored of the new 2010 version of … Continue reading
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Gifts and things :)
I recently sent a ‘gift-pack’ of 6 bushes via Bernis and Jim Ingvaldson of HoneyBerry USA, to a friend in Oregon who really wanted some Haskap/Honeyberries. Bernis was kind to include the specified ‘2 Indigo Gem, 2 Tundra, 2 Berry … Continue reading
Technical Stuff and more
I was doing some more reading on Haskap history, etc. This article is scientific and I’m adding my own notes, defining things as I go. I love stuff like this, being of the opinion that if you use a word … Continue reading
A Thorny Issue–Harvesters
For two years, we’ve been researching the merits of various harvesters, with a ‘forward looking’ mentality. Obviously, no one can pick 10,000 Haskap bushes by hand, even with the swimming pool method, and even with speedy pickers, at 10 minutes … Continue reading
I ate one. I feel guilty, though. It was sweet and tangy, and ripened before the others.
Mud up to my Knees.
Phew, that was a job and a half. I moved 200 plants in 2 hours. When the shovel and plant give that ‘slurp suck’ sound, you know they are too wet. About 100 of them were under water almost completely, … Continue reading
Rain, Rain, Rain
In the past 96 hours, we’ve received well over 12 cm or 5 inches of rain. On one hand, that’s a good thing, but if it doesn’t stop by tomorrow (June 17), I fear for a few things. Notably, my … Continue reading
Bee Mean to Me…
Love this post on how plants respond to too much coddling. Might have something there! Want to be a better gardener? Be a little mean. You’ve seen trees growing out of the side of cliffs. Or a ground cover inching … Continue reading
Haskap Days Coming Up July 19, 2013
From University of Saskatchewan Fruit Program Haskap Days Agenda 2013 At the U of S Horticulture Research Farm Friday July 19, 2013 Note: $25 charge, Bring own Lunch or contribute toward pizza order Bring Boots in case of mud in … Continue reading