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Grafton Apple Fest 2015: Pruning party at Hoyt
« on: April 21, 2015, 10:24 AM NHFT »

    Bob H has expressed a desire to have the apple trees at Hoyt pruned, fertilised, and mulch, so that hopefully we'll have apples for Apple Fest.

    I did a recon on Sunday and found that it's a job that's going to require machinery and multiple volunteers. Can any of you be among them and help me get the word out? We're gonna need chainsaws and other implements of destruction, and truckloads of manure and mulch.

    Timewise, this coming weekend is our best bet; the pruning really should be done by now.
   
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Re: Grafton Apple Fest 2015: Pruning party at Hoyt
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 11:13 AM NHFT »

 8)  :)

That will be nice to have ya'lls apples for the Lloyd press.

Be careful not to give them too much nitrogen. The manure can be pretty "hot" unless it is composted. Too much nitrogen will lead to excess leaf and stem growth. Phosphorus and Potassium are good for flowering, fruiting and root growth.
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Re: Grafton Apple Fest 2015: Pruning party at Hoyt
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 06:31 AM NHFT »

8)  :)

That will be nice to have ya'lls apples for the Lloyd press.

Be careful not to give them too much nitrogen. The manure can be pretty "hot" unless it is composted. Too much nitrogen will lead to excess leaf and stem growth. Phosphorus and Potassium are good for flowering, fruiting and root growth.




A small amount of blood meal and some bone meal for nitrogen and phosphorus might help.  If we can remember where we hid the bodies, we should be able to get plenty of both.

Potash is good for potassium.  I'm pretty sure we can find some pot ash around somewhere.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Grafton Apple Fest: Pruning party at Hoyt 2015.04.26
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 09:49 AM NHFT »

Thank you for the suggestions. If you want to help with the labour, we have a crew planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday morning.
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Re: Grafton Apple Fest 2015: Pruning party at Hoyt
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 11:28 AM NHFT »

We are unable to make the trip. We are getting prepared to plant blueberries here.

Good luck at the farm.  :) 8)
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Re: Grafton Apple Fest 2015: Pruning party at Hoyt
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 05:59 PM NHFT »

I am a bit to far away to make the commute, but I am there in
spirt. Drink a Beer for me.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 05:38 PM NHFT by Pat K »
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