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Steven Lindsay wrote:

Diane Kistner wrote:Those of you growing kiwis in the South (e.g., Atlanta), I've been wondering about the two Ken's red females and male I planted on an arbor that gets a little late-afternoon sun but not much during the day. I was thinking I need to dig them up and move them into a sunnier area, but they do seem to be growing and branching okay (although I think I need to plant Daikon radish around them, as suggested in an earlier post).

In zone 8a, do you think they'd be okay left where they are and just the soil around the roots opened up some?


I'm in Atlanta [ITP, West Midtown] and have 2F1M planted in full sun for 5 years; no fruit but generally healthy growth. I'm scratching my head how to get them to fruit.



I've been told it's seven years until fruit so you might be on track still
5 months ago
I am still relatively new to gardening, and permaculture. This year is the first year my strawberries have really been growing well, and would be harvestable. Unfortunately, various chipmunks, squirrels and birds were eating them as they ripened. I put up netting initially, but they crawled under that, so i built a wood and wire enclosure to surround it. That has kept out the birds and squirrels, but the chipmunks just burrowed under and now have free reign. I have lots of hawks, owls and large snakes in the area but they apparently have decided they are too good to eat chipmunks. I would greatly enjoy sitting outside their burrow with a BB gun but i imagine my neighbors frown on that. The only two options i can come up with are sulfur smoke bombs, and snap traps. Has anyone else successfully dealt with these pests?
6 months ago

Jay Angler wrote:We do have some of the little wild strawberries also. Yummm! They're so delicate though, the only way I've found to use them is pick straight to the mouth (or as Hubby says, "straight to the internal holding tank.) I suspect it'a a bit early to be flowering yet, but I'll try to remember to take a photo of one so you can see the difference.



should have added, i planted some strawberries so i have seen the white blossoms, but i have not seen a wild one since i started trying permaculture, so i am unsure of the difference. I actually have a backyard covered in the false strawberries with the yellow flowers and the tasteless fruit, which i had been calling wild strawberries until my seven year old corrected me.

Jay Angler wrote:How yummy the blackberries are can differ a lot from plant to plant, but they need to be quite black before they're ripe, so you'll have heavy competition from the birds!  Their low to the ground habit can make them a tripping hazard in places, so I'm known to pull them out if they're near paths we use a lot, but they're in no way endangered where we are and I leave lots of them alone, so it's just one of those compromises we all make to share the land.

We do have some of the little wild strawberries also. Yummm! They're so delicate though, the only way I've found to use them is pick straight to the mouth (or as Hubby says, "straight to the internal holding tank.) I suspect it'a a bit early to be flowering yet, but I'll try to remember to take a photo of one so you can see the difference.



that is interesting, there are a ton of raspberries and blackberries in the parks around me, but they grow upright normally as a shrub. These specific plants i found are in a common area in the neighborhood and they would not be missed if they were re-homed, i believe. I am not excellent at gardening in general yet, but i have a strong urge to transplant these, since something edible and native is always my preference. I feel like i have read that these can be considered invasive annoyances by some, are there downsides to transplanting them?

J Grouwstra wrote:I agree with Jay Angler. Possibly something like this: http://www.foragingpictures.com/plants/Blackberry/h0010.htm.



Aha, yes, that would explain it. There are a few there in that patch, and they have sort of a creeping, low to the ground appearance that threw me off. I have actually never seen a raspberry/blackberry blossom before, but that is definitely what they are, i remember seeing the hairs on the stems now. thanks a lot for both the ID, and the new website to check out.
What is this? Wild strawberry, or wishful thinking? Something seems off about both the flowers and the vine compared to other strawberries.

Anne Miller wrote:Maybe Eve's Necklace?



https://permies.com/t/91532/Wild-harvesting-guide-Central-Texas#756810

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=staf4


Thank you. I did not show the flowers, but it doesn't quite match, and the berries aren't as big. I would rather have these TBH.
10 months ago

greg mosser wrote:getting confused by berries in both foreground and middle ground, i think. how big are the berries? what's the bottom of the stem/trunk look like?

first guess is chinese privet


Thank you. Agree that was not a great photo.
10 months ago

greg mosser wrote:getting confused by berries in both foreground and middle ground, i think. how big are the berries? what's the bottom of the stem/trunk look like?

first guess is chinese privet


Pretty sure you are right. Here is a wider shot of the plant, with the flowers also.
10 months ago
Sorry if this is the wrong forum for posting this. Any idea what this is? North of Atlanta,  7b
10 months ago