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1st Cutting of Alfalfa, finally

June 2, 2015

Bob cut the alfalfa on the last day of May. It was way past full bloom and weedy, but a wet spring left him no choice in timing. In fact, the weather forcast is now calling for storms tomorrow, so it will probably get rained on before he can bale. This morning he said he "didn't care," but I didn't believe him.

One change this year -- he ran the tedder through the hay right after he cut it. Usually he waits a day or two.

The wet May also led to leaf curl on my peach tree, a disease caused by a fungus. Below are two leaves I removed. You can read more about peach leaf curl management here: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7426.html.

My potatoes loved the wet spring. They are blooming! Fresh, new red potatoes soon.

To help monarch butterflies, I'm letting milkweed grow in the asparagus patch.

 

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lothringen wrote:
Interesting and informative as always.

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