I can hardly believe it! We haven’t yet had a crop of cherries. Sure, we’ve had the half dozen or so but our tree is so so young, combined with the last 2 years of terrible weather that affected the pollination that we have been hoping and praying this year we’ll see some fruits of our labors!
I came out this morning to check if any were ripe when I discovered ANTS!!!
Oh my goodness, this is WAR!!! You should of heard me out there yelling at those pests! “Get Off My Cherries…you little buggers!!!”
Seriously. I was a little upset. I went inside directly and got a bowl and picked as many red ones as I could find, then blasted the little buggers with the water hose and pesticide sprayer. “Take That!”
Hopefully that will be enough to keep these beauties from being eaten. I don’t mind a few going to the birds but the ants can take a hike!
We just have the one tree, it is a self pollinator with 4 different types of cherries (grafts of 4 sweet cherries) so it’s a one shot deal! Anywhosey…I can’t wait to dive into these sweet gems! They won’t last long!
Happy Sunday everyone!
Growing fruit is a lesson in patience!