Introducing myself to Scott's forum


#1011

Garden Web. Welcome.


#1012

Welcome Wayne. I like your goal. My tiny lot is too small to be able to use much of permaculture but I like to incorporate what I can. I do make compost, have a worm bin, use AACT, and plant to draw in and support pollinators. I just added 3 raised beds for vegetables last summer. There are a few others here from AZ.


#1013

Hello Everyone! I have been browsing here for a good while but never introduced myself. My name is Simon. I’m located in Lancaster County PA. I enjoy growing a large variety of usual & unusual fruits. Some of the fruits I grow are, Blueberries, (both rabbiteye and northern highbush) Currants, Gooseberries, Jostaberies, Honeyberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Mulberries, Goumi, Cornellian Cherry, Hardy Kiwi, Figs, Jujube, PawPaws, Pomegranates, Persimmons, (both American & Japanese) Quince, Apples Peaches, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Nectarines, Grapes, Muscadines, Lemons, Calamondin, & Papaya. The last three we grow in pots. I probably missed a few but that gives you an idea of what we have here.

We ate our first Papaya this summer and it has several more on it now.

Papaya


#1014

Welcome Simon, that’s quite the assortment of goodies.


#1015

Glad you’ve jumped in, Simon. Welcome aboard. We do have several members inPA and nearby states.


#1016

Welcome! Do you grow your muscadines in ground, and if so do you protect them in anyway? I’m a half a zone or so colder than you and have always wanted to grow a muscadine in ground, even if some reasonable protective measures are required. Also, which types of gooseberries do you grow?


#1017

Thanks for the welcome everyone!
Yes, I have the muscadines in the ground, but they haven’t done well. I gave them some protection the first winter, but I didn’t last winter. I have had a good bit of freeze back, and a couple of the vines died. My hardiest one has been Black Beauty. I spent most of my Life in TN. I grew them there too, but I’m not sure that I will continue it here. It seems like our summers aren’t hot enough and long enough here for them to really prosper. Another problem for me here is the soil type I think. I have them planted in a creek bottom and I think the soil is almost too tight and wet for them.


#1018

I have the red gooseberries. Amish Red and Invicta are the varieties I have.


#1019

Oops! I should have said red and green.


#1020

Hi everyone! As an occasional gardenweb poster back in the day I was happy to find this forum! I’m currently trying to plan out what fruit/nut trees and bushes to plant in my new yard - a happy upgrade from container gardening while renting. This site has pretty much every resource I was looking for, and some I didn’t know I needed!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!


#1021

Welcome! This is the right place


#1022

Welcome Rose. These are fine people, and they answer questions.

I asked about growing Goldrush in my area and got plenty of compelling experience to weigh in on that. Because of them, I grafted it last year ('17.) Might see blooms on Goldrush this coming season.


#1023

I grafted gold rush a couple of years ago on seedling roots, I think it may bloom this spring or next , I am very excited to see what it produces


#1024

Hi everyone, new to the forum. I am also new to growing trees. I’m a almost 40 year old from South Florida (zone 10b). Married with kids. I’ve always liked reading and researching everything that has to do with gardening and orchards. Last year, I started putting what I’ve learned to practice (getting better at it). However, just recently I learned about figs and propagating them and so this is where my growing fruit tree obsession began. Still new, still learning but I am loving every minute of it. So, I’m hear to mostly learn as I’m a complete newbie at it all.


#1025

You’re in the right place!


#1026

Lots of friendly people here to help you. I too am just starting with figs.

TFN


#1027

Welcome!


#1028

Just joined the Fourm last night so I am looking forward to meeting people with common interest. I have an 30 Acre cattle farm here in southern Middle Tennessee. I am planting an orchard soon to get it established while I build the house. I will be growing southern apples that have disease resistance so I can avoid spraying as much as possible. I will also be adding pears, persimmons, and plums as well. I am also trying my hand at pawpaws in another part of the property. I will be interplanting with nitrogen fixing shrubs like goumi and siberian pea shrub. All this while starting a small cattle operation when I am living full time on the property. The adventure is dead ahead!


#1029

Welcome!


#1030

[quote=“John_T, post:1028, topic:50”]

(" I am planting an orchard soon to get it established while I build the house.")

Anyone who plants their orchard first ,before building the house , is defiantly welcome here.

So welcome aboard.!

I like your priorities