I am spending a lot of time in the back yard. I am babysitting the kumquat tree. It started losing it's leaves a few days after it was planted.
I kept asking people what to do here and there...
Finally I got smart and went to Civano Nursery where the kumquat was purchased in the first place.
The guy there knew what he was talking about. He grows these all of the time. My little tree is now getting about four hours of drip irrigation daily.
The tree, by the way, started looking better the very next day and seems to be snapping out of it now.
My fingers will still be crossed for a couple of weeks. It should start putting out some new leaves pretty soon.
It took a while for it to start producing anything... It has three tomatoes and lots of blossoms now. At least something is going right.
First she spends time with them. Then she spends time with Kota. He is on her side in the building of new houses. That keeps me out of his hair.
He doesn't like to be awakened in the middle of a nap for petting. When I am working, he can sleep more.
Anyway, between the gardening and the chasing Tessie around the house, I am getting NOTHING done today. Back to work. See you tomorrow.