My plum tree is a frail old tree, we have had to remove the dead and diseased branches carefully over the past few years; we still have delicate branches. Now some this year's crop of plums is looking too heavy for the branches, in past years I occasionally had to resort to propping up a branch that was overladen with fruit.
Today I decided to remove some of the ripe and almost ripe plums to allow the plums left on the tree a bit more space and to reduce the weight. The plums that I brought home today are now cooked up into a tasty compote.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.