Last year we had late freezes that ruined all the peaches in the area and it’s going to happen again this year.
Our are just about to bloom out and the peach tree blooms always make me want to change my favorite color to pink.
After all the 75 – 80 degree days, our high tomorrow is going to be 36º and the low is going to be 23º, with rain and sleet most of the day. Looks like we’ll get no peaches this year. There’s a pretty big peach orchard here and I’m betting they’re sick.
Everything in the garden has sprouted. I raked dirt over it all but if it rains, it will wash all the dirt off. I’m sad to lose the garden seedlings but I can still replant the garden. I knew it was early when I planted but if I don’t plant early, the temps will be in the 90’s or more by the end of April and these cool weather crops (lettuce, kale, beets, brussels sprouts) would wilt before I was able to harvest anything. It’s a chance I have to take in this area.
There’s nothing I can do to save the peach crop, and maybe even the apricots. They haven’t bloomed out yet but there are buds on the apricots and crab apple. The pears should be ok so long as it doesn’t drop below 25º but I’m not optimistic.