|Tree Labels Showing Harvest Times.|
|Plastic Raised Bed Cover Didn't Work.|
I don't know why this didn't occur to me before.
I made embossed labels showing the expected ripening time for each variety. It took some time to look them up. But now I have that info on the blog, where I can find it, and on the trees, where can also find it.
These labels don't last forever. They corrode. But they last a lot longer than Sharpie on plastic.
The raised bed cover collected water and sagged inward, to the ground. The hoops bent due to the water weight. I removed the cover, and cut a new one from water-permeable row cover. The hoops are almost back to their original shape.
I might try again on the narrower bed. Steeper sides. Might need better ribs to prevent sagging.