15/01/2015

January 2015.

The bore hole of a codling moth, I should have left the frass on to show, but there's no mistaking it.  The apple was disposed of in a sealed bag in the garbage.

This year I followed my own instructions with a thorough winter clean up of the ground around each tree, and applied several bands of horticultural glue to the tree trunk above the graft line.  I sprayed with lime sulphur at bud swell, and regularly sprayed the foliage with aerated compost tea through the growing season.  The results have been outstanding and the fruit is clean and undamaged so far.