Saturday, May 14, 2011

Apple Trap

 I'm trying to get just a little, tiny bit more serious about the food production here in the yard this year.  This means getting the garden in on time for a change (even though Spring has yet to cooperate in any way) and working on the apple tree.  (Also raspberries have been almost organized, more on that some other time.)

The apple tree.  What to say.  It's lovely.  It's huge (taller than the house).  It's over a 100 years old.  (The house is 110-ish, this year.)  It makes a ton of apples, all of them inedible and infested with various bugs.  So this year, a hard pruning.  (Thanks Ananda!)  And, "apple traps" as Liam likes to call them.  Red plastic "apples" painted with something that seems to be basically Vaseline and hung in the tree as soon as the flowers start to come out.  Check, check, check.  Fingers crossed.

After one apple traps, one swings, of course.

1 comment:

Mad Hatter said...

I hope those apple traps work and that you have wonderful, perfectly delicious apples for crunching and making pies and crisps and sauce! (What a pretty garden you have, Elizabeth!)