hey, everyone! mucho thanks to scott for being the master of ceremonies.
been lurking here since last summer, and i want to express my gratitude for all i’ve learned from this community. started seriously gardening last year, though i’ve been tending a mystery pepper (probably a vietnamese tear jerker) since 2014. that was my gateway plant, and when it died due to lack of drainage (yeah, that’s how knowledgable i was), i wanted to make sure that i not only kept its offspring alive, but that i had tear jerker progeny that i could give away to friends and family.
last summer, the notion of growing other fruit entered my head and was unable to exit, and my readings & youtube viewing led me to. . . prime ark freedom, which has become a bit of an obsession, hence my handle. (really, there’s nothing spinal tappish about my moniker, not at all. ) i got a late start to growing them last year, and i have yet to taste a berry, but i’m marveling at seeing the primocanes now growing five inches taller in ten days.
other stuff i’m growing:
peppers: serranos, datils, and an almost-heatless korean pepper
brambles: cascade gold raspberry (thanks,@Drew51, for your recommendation over at gardenweb!)
herbs: chives, cilantro, and basil
citrus: lime (don’t know what kind; my home’s previous owner planted it)
other: a mystery tree that hasn’t born any fruit yet.
i’ve posted at gardenweb under the handle “erect and thornless.” gardenweb definitely has some knowledgable and helpful members, and i’ve learned quite a bit from that site as well, but the noise-to-actuality ratio seems high. from what i’ve seen, i really like the community vibe here at growingfruit.org.
for all i’ve learned and will learn from you, i hope to eventually be of help in return. cheers!