paul wheaton wrote:I plan on emulating Sepp's work here.
I think that there are a lot of things where you can tell somebody about the benefits of hugelkultur or wofati or all sorts of things and they won't believe you. But if you then show them a picture of a lemon tree surrounded by snow and say "I ate lemons from my outdoor lemon tree in montana" then all manner of things become possible.
Bethany Dutch wrote:So has anyone tried doing this yet?
Mick Fisch wrote:I live in southern indiana, it'll get -10 degrees fahrenheit in the winter. My neighbor has some kind of wild citrus growing in his yard that he said was wild and had been there forever. He'd had someone from Purdue look at it and they said it was probably some kind of hybrid and weren't interested in it. It looks like a slightly fuzzy lemon and is mostly seeds, but the juice is definitely a sharp, kind of lemony flavored citrus. The tree had some impressive thorns also. I collected a few of the fruits a few years ago, but got busy and forgot about it because it was at least a few generations from being really useful. My neighbor died, but his granddaughter is living there now. If someone is interested, I'll see if I can get some volunteers or seeds, although it might take me at least a few months though.
Justin Gonzales wrote:Anything new since the earthworks, data on temperature readings throughout the year?
Adrien Lapointe wrote:This is a really interesting article on the citrus growing industry in the former USSR. Many of those techniques are too labour intensive for paul ;-)
It is really cool to see how much they were growing. I wonder how much of the genetics is still available.