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.