My Methley plum tree is blooming super early this year.
With another 2 months possibly until our last frosts, it will be a miracle if some plums make it.
I experimented and had a lot of mulch, almost a foot and a half thick, which was the only tree like that, and I think it was hot composting around the tree, which caused it to bloom earlier than usual.
Our Santa Rosa plum is growing lots of medium sized plums!
I didn't have to thin them due to the bugs getting a lot of them. Hopefully they'll leave these remaining ones alone (probably not, but I can dream right?)!
It's mulched with some shredded leaves and some "weeds" as a living mulch to help retain moisture during our hot and usually dryer summer months, and to also create increasingly fertile soil!
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