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What's Happening in the Orchard and Calendar: August 15, 2011

What's happening in the orchard? Blueberries!

Tomato tip:
Consider pinching the growing tip of your indeterminate tomatoes in the next few weeks. By eliminating the growing tip the energy produced by the plant is focused on ripening the tomatoes presently on the vine. If not the vine will continue to produce flowers and fruit that will not ripen before the first frost. The rule of thumb is about 1 month prior to historic first frost. If you have ways to protect your tomatoes from the historic first frost you can likely extend the season for another month, and can prune accordingly.
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