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Winter chores - copper spray dilemma

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    Posted: 15 July 2013 at 01:42
At last a break in the weather, all my shallots and garlic bulbs are planted!
This year half of them were free. I let a half dozen of each from last year grow on and divide. There is still enough cold weather to set the bulbs before the longer days kick in.
Feels good - the long slide to summer has begun, and...(drumroll) the first lamb was born on Bastille Day! There are four now, two singles and one twins. Sooo cute.
I have planned what I am going to do in the vege patch this year - I was really taken with the three sisters idea, and have set aside space for twelve mounds. I turned the soil over today so that the frost can get at it and hopefully kill off a few nasties. The local saw mill is dropping off a cubic meter of untreated sawdust this week so after a couple of frosts I can fertilize, lime and blanket ready for spring.
I am hunting for Jerusalem artichokes - none of the local garden centres seem to have them, but I know I can get them online.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is calm - so I am thinking to copper spray as soon as the sun is up. I am in two minds about this, but I have to deal with heavy lichen infestation of my fruit trees. Any ideas on a more organic solution? If I don't do something this winter I will lose the trees which are now ten years old.
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Anne, nowadays they use the more modern name "Sunchokes." So you might look for them under than name.
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I found some in an online auction, down here they are still called Jerusalem Artichokes, although the sunchoke name is known - its just not used here.
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