Tag Archives: citrus fruit

  1. This’ll be tasty!

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    Tuesday 06 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus fruit yield looks to be well below average this year. Most of that is down to the weather …
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  2. Lemon tree is still alive, just…

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    Tuesday 11 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Remember this lemon tree that was almost wiped out during our much colder than normal winter? Well, this is what happened a few …
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  3. Citrus Tree Care – Lime paint (2 of 2)

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    Sunday 21 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Painting the trees with slaked lime and copper sulphate takes time. I have to paint the trunk, from the dirt level, …
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  4. Citrus Tree Care – Lime paint (1 of 2)

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    Saturday 20 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Continuing on with the repair and care programme for our citrus trees… this year it’s time to ‘paint’ the trees! …
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  5. Young fruit

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    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As we move into summer, the farm is starting to quieten down after the departure of a million or so …
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  6. Lemon recovery – the senior trees

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    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After the recovery success of the ‘little’ lemon tree, we’ve had to wait to see how the larger trees ended …
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  7. Lemon recovery – result

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    Sunday 26 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the ongoing saga of the lemon trees versus the unexpected and rare cold snap this past winter, we have seen mixed results. …
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  8. New life: Lemon trees

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    Tuesday 07 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Time is marching on, and as we move well into spring in southwest Türkiye, the orchard is starting to show …
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  9. Lemon recovery

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    Wednesday 11 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Although two of the lemon trees look pretty much ‘gone’, and the largest is still in panic shut-down mode, we …
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  10. My ‘little’ sprayer…

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    Sunday 08 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Remember this year I hired the tractor and pump for the main orchard copper sulphate tree spraying? Well it saved me …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange (II)

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    Saturday 07 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather obvious collection of images for me… Why?, well we …
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  12. Citrus Tree Care – Copper Sulphate

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    Tuesday 03 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With the citrus trees afflicted with a fair degree of moss, lichen crustaceans, and general leaf decay, the best treatment by far …
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  13. Citrus Tree Care – Shoot Pruning

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    Thursday 26 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Pruning of the citrus trees is really only necessary every three years, when you can end up cutting large branches to …
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  14. Trees in Need of Some TLC

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    Tuesday 24 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As posted a while ago, the citrus trees have had a tough year, with a long hot dry summer that went …
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  15. Red Spider Decimates Peas

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    Tuesday 08 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I once heard or read somewhere how many hundreds of different types of Red Spider there are our there. I …
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  16. Ploughing, Or Plowing?

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    Tuesday 04 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Now that’s the big question… does one plough or plow? As the vast majority of my readers and followers are …
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  17. Hands Up For Goat Poo!!

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    Tuesday 25 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Mid to late February. Usually that means farming chores in good weather… and this year is no exception. For 10 …
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  18. Winter Fruit Picking…

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    Thursday 21 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Winter citrus fruit harvest time is here again. Last year was a disaster, with 99% of the crop unsold, so …
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  19. Let’s Get Fruity

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    Thursday 24 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    It’s autumn I guess here now. We’ve had a couple of big storms that have battered us after the long 4 …
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  20. Winter Is Coming… To Türkiye

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    Tuesday 24 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We are both avid fans of the epic TV series, Game of Thrones, based on the novels by George R R Martin. …
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