We’re having a heat-wave here. Yesterday morning I went out to pull weeds in a row of trees. The temperature rose to 28º C (Humidex 32º C) and I was sweating heavily even at 23º C because of humidity around 50%. On Friday last, the Humidex reached 42º C. Last night the sky was clear and the low reached 11º C. Humidity is about 94%… The weeds can wait a hour or so for me to post this and do some chores TLW has prescribed.
Last evening I noticed a few more Nanking Cherry seedlings were in 3 inch pots. I repotted to 5 inchers and noticed the roots were filling those 3 inch pots. So, all is good on the Nanking Cherry front. The Chokecherries are not doing nearly as well and the Dwarf Russian Almonds seemed stalled. I hope this warm weather and some rain help them go forward. They are supposed to have a fast growth rate. The Manchurian Apricots have grown a foot from seed this year. They seem destined for greatness. I expect I will wait until next spring to put several fruit trees in the ground to avoid predation by rabbits during the coming winter.
The weed-pulling has helped the Caraganas see Sun. It looks like only one has died in the ground in the last year and I have a backup in pots. It’s all good. Slowly but surely, Earth is getting more trees, at least in my yard.