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Julie Inmon

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Deb Stephens wrote:Those thread-like things coming off the individual fruits are just the styles leftover from the super tiny flowers. Mulberries form catkins with each individual flower composed of a calyx with 4 sepals. They don't actually have petals like most flowers. So that is what you are seeing--not bugs or worms, but flower parts. Enjoy them, they're delicious!



Pretty sure I know what you’re talking about though it’s been a while. But if I remember correctly, ours “wiggled”....
7 months ago
I grew up with a large mulberry tree in the backyard (Maryland). Not sure the variety, but the fruits were dark like a blackberry, and many silkworms were successfully raised on its leaves. :) It was a favorite project of our fourth grade class.

I did notice that the fruits were ALWAYS covered in tiny bugs like someone else mentioned. I want to say they were extremely tiny worms of some sort but my memory isn’t great. Does anyone know what they could’ve been and how to prevent/fix that? I’d love to have my own mulberry tree again one day.

Thanks all!

-Julie
7 months ago
Oh!!! Anne, you’re brilliant! I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to reach out to the management companies and let them keep an eye out for me! Thank you so much for the idea!!!
7 months ago
Thanks Ron! I appreciate the info very much. :) Rent is still cheaper than LA for now, thankfully! I’m looking a little south of Raleigh in Lee/Moore/Harnett counties and it just seems that more rural properties are scarce. I guess that makes sense. I’ll definitely be discussing any gardening/chicken aspirations with any potential landlord - no one needs more drama in their lives, right? :)
I’d love to send y’all some rain but it IS Southern California here - we forget what rain is.
7 months ago
Thanks for the feedback Bruce! I may end up closer to Asheville one day - it sure is beautiful, and I am lucky that I have some flexibility with where I settle, as long as there’s good internet. :)

You have a good point about rent to own being easier for homesteading. It’s a tricky thing when how you want to live is outside the typical rental norm. :)

-Julie
8 months ago
Hello everyone! This is my first post here but I’ve really enjoyed reading the forums etc off and on for a few months. Thanks for sharing so much info - it’s a great resource for newbies like me!

I will be moving to central North Carolina in December/January, and wanted to see if anyone had any advice on how to find rural (or chicken n garden friendly) rental properties in the area? I’ve been hunting on Craigslist, Facebook, house rental sites and it’s been slim pickings- though maybe that’s just the way the market is? I am in California currently so that does make the search more challenging.

Also - I’ll take any advice I can get! :) I’m looking to just do some gardening and maybe have a few chickens for the first year or so while I really get my bearings. NC is so beautiful but the terrain varies so much that I feel like I’d have a lot to learn before I’d be ready to buy land. What would a person new to the Raleigh/Sandhills area need to know before signing a lease? :)

-Julie
8 months ago