28 February, 2006 - 19:30
and figs today. Pruning is definitely a fine art over which I have little grasp. Trying to get a sprout happy plum to spread out into a nice low open-centered bushlike tree is no easy task. It is painful to lop off all that nice growth and just hope it turns out well. But it's done. We'll see how it looks later this summer. I don't think we will have much in the way of plums this year, but it is more important for the tree to have proper form than to worry about having fruit this year. Trees are long, fruit is short... to paraphrase Pablo Neruda.
Also put the fittings on the feeder pipe for each of the drip hoses. All 61 of them. Most of our rows are split and have two connections. Javier and I laid out some plants for tomorrow. Hopefully I will have some extra help in the morning. The Climax bushes, planted last year, are starting to bud out. Berries in 90 days. Yum.