Sunday, March 10, 2013


I got to spend a few hours in the garden yesterday. We planted a large bed of summer flower bulbs. And Nicole and Philip planted our potatoes. They had been sprouting in the kitchen. The potatoes are under straw so I hope the cold will not bother them. And I ordered one new apple tree and 2 new grapes. I want to plant the apple tree in front garden. The grapes are to train over the green house. I got a mold resistant variety of grape called 'Piroso' . It was breed in Germany in 1980. It was made to resist mold and cold. So I hope I will never need to spray it. The apple is an old Dutch apple called Elstar. It's suppose to keep well in the winter. I told Juergen apples are a long term commitment. You need to choice them wisely.

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