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End of summer pics
Posted by Brad - Pittsburgh on 9/25/2017, 5:29 am
What a wonderful weekend; glad I decided to keep the pool open. Temps have been absolutely perfect in the upper 80's. It almost makes up for the crappy. cool and rainy summer we had. I am starting to prepare for winter unfortunately. Several new lasagna beds coming along as I am trimming up some of the stuff that's is stating to limp into fall. I need more planting room as I don't have enough for edibles. You will see I have a few more figs now, and someone recently gave me some pawpaw seeds.
Grand Nain from Tom should be nice next year.
I ripped out the Pink Chinas in between the minors and moved a Tropicanna there. Pink China is extremely aggressive, even here. I also got my 3rd & 4th figs at a local fig gathering. I will go into winter with Brown Turkey and Celeste in the ground. I recently acquired a small Sal's, supposedly one of, if not the hardiest, and something being called BP. BP stands for Bethel Park, a local town where this cutting was taken from. Apparently this fig has been completely unprotected in a completely exposed environment for 16 years or so, and is quite tasty and productive.
This will be my big Thai Black next year
Doesn't look very impressive, but probably around 12' tall
I planted this Tuscarora late last fall and it died back to the ground. This seems like it might be more vigorous than other varieties?
Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
Previous gardens in Dubois, Pa, Walnut Creek, CA, and Lancaster, NY
Other interests: Edibles, fragrance, hummingbirds and butterflies, and deer resistance
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