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Dead or Alive
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Cant tell if my Santa Rose Plum is still dormant or dead... all branches still have plenty of flex in them, no dry  cracking branches.  I cant see no buds so i scratched off some bark to see if the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Xenia Mar 1, 2016.

soil for growing fruit trees in containers
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anyone have a soil combination for growing some fruit trees in containers? last year i tried half singh compost with half pioneer sandyloom.  the tree for some reason didnt like and ended being fire…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Sep 15, 2015.

grapes and citrus
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got some citrus trees and grapes(six already in the ground) i took out every other grape and put in the citrus in.  just wondering if i should remove the rest of the grapes and let them grow with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by duhh Mar 11, 2015.

compost vs manure
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my raised garden is against the north face wall so.... no sun for me yet, but getting everything ready, should add manure or singh farm compost.  Last year i had a very good crop of chiles and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Jan 23, 2015.

 

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Gabe M replied to FrozenJoe's discussion 2016 Backyard Fruit Tree Project - Episode #1 Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
"if you want to save some $$ on water, you should mulch with wood chips.  call some of the local city landscape companies and ask them to drop off tree mulch (been told to avoid palms and oleander if possible).  youtube jake mase vegan…"
Apr 24, 2016
Xenia replied to Gabe M's discussion Dead or Alive
"I lost mine last year to I dont know what. It was fine last spring and then just started to go dormant or so I thought, but it just completly died, it was 5 years old. :( After seeing all my other trees come back with buds, I started breaking…"
Mar 1, 2016
Andrew Brewer replied to Gabe M's discussion Dead or Alive
"If you don't see any activity in the next few weeks, it's probably dead. Mine are starting to come to life now."
Feb 24, 2016
Fascist Nation replied to Gabe M's discussion Dead or Alive
"Jeez!  Nice place for mesquite."
Feb 23, 2016
Gabe M posted a discussion

Dead or Alive

Cant tell if my Santa Rose Plum is still dormant or dead... all branches still have plenty of flex in them, no dry  cracking branches.  I cant see no buds so i scratched off some bark to see if the inside is green, well as you can see there is very little green, but not a whole lot.let me know what you guys think, thanks for the help.…See More
Feb 22, 2016
Lauren replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"You're right Powell, the styrofoam doesn't really do much except hold the space. Well that and give me an alternative to throwing it in the trash :) Good point about the weight. My containers are bigger than 15 gal size, maybe 20 gal and…"
Sep 15, 2015
Gabe M replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"yeah i really dont want to put a whole of native soil, one for it being so damm heavy! i have all size containers, even some 20 containers... image moving that son of a gun! i figured there is a good mix out that most nurseries use. i bought several…"
Sep 13, 2015
green shoes replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"I would check out Shamus O'Leary and Jay Barringer for soil mix for container grown fruit trees.  Shamus is on the west side and Jay is on the east side of town.  Goolge their names if you are not familiar with them. "
Sep 13, 2015
Liz & Dan replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"I find trees in containers do well when you use actual potting soil.  Real dirt from the yard just doesn't have good drainage, and I would say the same of compost.  My favorite mix for trees in smaller containers is a cactus potting…"
Sep 11, 2015
Powell Gammill replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"That is a good point (though Styrofoam contributes nothing to the tree other than taking up non-nutritive space).  If the tree is meant to ultimately go into the yard then native soil or 60% native soil-compost would be the way to go and yes a…"
Sep 11, 2015
Lauren replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"I am no expert but my success with trees in pots has been all about drainage. What kind of container are you planting in? I have had good luck this last year by putting styrofoam chunks irregularly in the bottom of large plastic decorative planters.…"
Sep 11, 2015
Powell Gammill replied to Gabe M's discussion soil for growing fruit trees in containers
"How about the dirt from your back yard?  You could mix up to 40% compost into it from your compost pile.  Just make sure the mixture is homogeneous before dispensing around the tree."
Sep 11, 2015
Gabe M posted a discussion

soil for growing fruit trees in containers

anyone have a soil combination for growing some fruit trees in containers? last year i tried half singh compost with half pioneer sandyloom.  the tree for some reason didnt like and ended being fire wood.  please any good input will be a great help!See More
Sep 10, 2015
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Jun 28, 2015
Gabe M replied to RJ Prestwich's discussion holy army of caterpillas!
"Just saw this product, this morning on dave the garden guy. http://www.arbico-organics.com/product/moth-egg-parasites-trichogramma-minutum he showed a grape leaf with them critters on them and said this is the best organic method to deal with…"
May 16, 2015
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"Jacq, do you live the vegan athlete on youtube.  saw one of his videos and almost positive it was your yard! pretty cool neighbor"
Apr 10, 2015

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At 12:55pm on May 15, 2013, Volunteer Manager said…

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At 4:30pm on May 1, 2013, Peggy Aarmstrong said…

is the purpose of the deep hole to put back loose dirt beneath the plant?  So it is not sitting on compacted soil.

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