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The scourge of shot-hole borers

We have been infested with a new invasive non-native pest, and it isn’t pretty. This beetle is killing trees all over southern California. The nasty little insect has the unglamorous name of polyphagous shot-hole borer. Breaking down the name, “poly” … Continue reading

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Correlation of winter chill hours with harvests from deciduous fruit trees

I am experimenting with inserting an Excel spreadsheet directly into my blog (see below, bottom of post). It works so-so. I can’t alter the width of the columns after I paste the image, so the winter chill hours (number of … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday 4-15-2013

The harvest this week was 8 lbs 4 oz, plus 26 eggs from our five hens. Continue reading

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A Hot Harvest Monday, November 5, 2012

Dang global warming anyway. It got up into the upper 80s here today, maybe 90. This is not supposed to be happening in November in coastal southern California. It has been hot ever since, um, August I think. Normally the … Continue reading

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