Three dry months….and now we get the rains….No more watering is necessary unless you have pottted plants and are going to bring them indoors or under eaves for protection. In fact, putting potted fruit plants under something that will provide protection from the overhead rain is not a bad idea. Such an endeavor will reduce peach leaf curl for peach trees and anthracnose for apple trees.
Did you miss cider-making events this summer? Well, it’s not too late. Look at City Fruit’s “Classes and Events” link and learn about the two events on Saturday, Oct. 20th and the one event at Burke-Gilman on Sunday, October 21st.
Then next week, October 27th there will be an event in conjunction with the Greenwood Food Bank….
Finally, a hard cider tasting on Thursday, Nov. 1st.
So, make sure you have harvested everything and then kick back and enjoy a cider fest. Apples can be stored in a fridge or even in a shed (if protected from critters) and last for months.
Winter is coming —- but not yet.