Planted A Few Trees.

Discussion in 'Growing Food Trees' started by Chris, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Feb 4, 2018 #31

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    Are you going to make yourself a fir coat or getting started on a log cabin?:)

    Last summer I planted 2 pears, 2 plums, 3 cherries, and the year before that 8 different apples and one cherry plum that survived. Next summer I'll pluck all the blossoms but the next year I hope to harvest. All my apples were grafted onto crabapple root stock as it withstands the cold better.
     
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    Darn auto correct, although it would be cool if you could actually grow fur trees. Douglas fir are quite common here and we have a few on the property. A few seedlings came up and I moved them to better spots
     
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    We still have to assess our new property for the best place for a small orchard (or if, instead of an orchard, we plant a couple of this here, a couple of that there...)

    But one thing I will make sure of before planting - testing our soil and adjusting it accordingly. That's a step we didn't do where we are now, and I think it would have made a big difference. Glad we can learn from that mistake, because we won't have as much time to make mistakes at the new place (that whole gettin' older thing, lol).
     
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    We're doing the same thing on our new/future place, but with cedars and Virginia pines. We're moving them up along the roadway for privacy - and keeping them from taking over the open grassy/prairie areas at the same time. Win-win. :)
     
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    I thought that might get your attention but I wanted also to point out that you can graft apples onto your crabapple.
     
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    Interesting thought. My crab is a beautiful ornamental albeit messy. I might try and graft something onto it. Got some research to do now. Good thought
     
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    You just want to be careful of the type you buy. Not all chestnuts are edible. Some are toxic.
     
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    Something else I didn't know, really getting some good info today. :Thankyou::thumbs up:
     
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    Fig ( big brown) is showing some movement.
     
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    Decided to get some new stuff this year and paid for some I won't get till next Spring.....4 Sugar Maple- 4 Red Maple- 2 Plum- and Lavender- Rosemary- Lantana and some Rudbeckia

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    Rudbeckia is a cone flower related to Echinacea and medicinal. Native americans used both plants the same way. :)
     
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    Indeed Sir.....Rosemary, Lantana and Lavender have quite a history as well. I want to use them as Herbs etc. and for hill erosion and bringing bees as pollinators......
     
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    hubby got me a couple of snowball trees. they are beautiful when in bloom and bees and butterflies love them.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2018 at 12:19 PM #45

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    IMG_20180217_130010.jpg IMG_20180217_130010.jpg IMG_20180217_125913.jpg IMG_20180217_124609.jpg IMG_20180217_123603.jpg IMG_20180217_121728.jpg IMG_20180217_121516.jpg Trees all coming to life! I'll spray everything today. Looks like great growing weather at least the next two weeks. Highs 70's- lows 80's lows 50' to low 60's....
     
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  16. Feb 17, 2018 at 12:50 PM #46

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    I just love watching everything wake up this time of year!
     
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