Tj Jefferson wrote:Daron, I’m going to try this. I have a grow system and can sprout a bunch of them. I’m a little concerned they won’t have adequate root stored for a real winter but it’s worth a few peat pots. I normally sprout in the spring because that’s when plants do it but this is worth an attempt if the roots extend during the winter.
Adamant Bramble wrote:I’m planting blueberries blackberries and raspberries around my suburban home. I live with my mom currently and I’m hoping to put in a food forest so that I can learn along the way for when I am in a position to homestead on my own property in addition to leaving my mother a reliable source of healthy food.
Lif Strand wrote:I live in the southwest at high altitude (7000'). It's always hot, dry, flooding, or freezing here and so it's darn hard to find anything useful that applies to permie type gardening. Our rains are done by fall (except this year we got hardly any rain during our 'rainy' season) and I expect our first killing frost any day now. Fall means freezing nights but balmy (into the 80s) days usually through November. When real winter comes, it comes in fast and hard. I've killed more plants by trying to adapt growing instructions for where I live than I care to think about. Anyone have any info for the permie approach to growing in the southwest at high altitude? Thanks!
Jeremy Allen wrote:Glad this post came up. I live in “medium” altitude desert (3500’- I ain’t no 7k!) and have plans for getting about 1000 black locusts and 500 mulberries on my homestead. The best place I could find was Cold Stream Farm, in Michigan, in terms of having both trees and the volume I’m looking for at a good price. My issue is: they ship after dormancy, which for them is mid november, but that’s rather late for me (zone 5b, but desert). Thoughts?