What a fabulous thread
! I started at page 1 but then skipped to page 27, so I'll catch up the rest later.
I live on the Southeast Coast of Spain. We have around 600ml rain a year, 40°C + in summer and maybe 1 or 2 frosts in winter.
I'm growing a food forest and have been experimenting with planting seeds from food we've eaten. Avocados do really well with minimal intervention, and I'm overrun with Carob (Algarroba) seedlings from the well established tree we inherited. My moringa (bought as a small tree) is not thriving as much as I'd hoped it would, but it's only its first year, so hopefully it will settle.
The main native
trees around us are pine, but we have a huge problem with the procesionary caterpillars, and as we have dogs, I can't offer any pines a home here.
agriculture is based on almonds, citrus, vines and some olive, but the almonds are being taken out because of Xylella which is devastating. We have a dead almond on our boundary, and one in the garden
that looks as if it's seen better days, but it has given us a few seedlings so we'll see.
Figs grow beautifully, and I have high hopes for my peaches, pears, apples, nectarines, cherries, plums, black walnut
... it's early days but in the coming years I hope to be gorging on these all through the summer!
Thank you for such an interesting thread! Have a wonderful day if you're celebrating today!