Sunday, June 14, 2009

Johnny Appleseed

When we moved to our home in 2003 there was this homely apple tree on the property. It had been cut way back and DH was not sure if it was going to live. Well you can see in the pic above it did make it, this photo was last spring 2008. The apples have not been good they get full of bugs and fall from the tree before they are ripe. Well it turns out my Sister has the same problem with the apple tree on her property and this is the advice her neighbor gave her...

1C sugar
1 banana peel
1C Apple Cider Vinegar
2C water
1 Gallon Plastic Milk Jug

Rinse out Plastic Milk Jug, fill with ingredients and place the cap on. Cut a dime size hole toward the top of the jug and hang in the tree. The hope is the bugs that usually migrate toward the apples will see this jug as a better treat and become trapped in it.
So we shall see if her neighbor is a Johnny Appleseed, our jug went in the tree this AM.

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