Introducing myself to Scott's forum


Hi, I’m in Delaware zone 7B. We have a small orchard on about a quarter acre of our 5 acre parcel. We started it 3 years ago and have added more trees each year. We have a total of 38 trees now, mostly dwarf and semi-dwarf. 12 peaches, 14 apples, 5 cherries, 3 pears, 2 plums, & 2 hazelnuts. We have yet to get a crop of anything yet. The first 2 years were a lesson in spraying for me. Last year despite spraying, I still got hit hard by the oriental fruit moth and lost all of my peaches. This is my first year getting a significant number of apple blossoms so I’m hoping for more success this year. I’m also going to try bagging fruit for the first time. I’ve been browsing the forum for a couple months and have found it incredibly helpful. Thank you all for your help so far!


Welcome. If you have not read this guide section esp. spraying guide, it will come in handy for you.


Thank you!


Welcome! I’m another newby, near Baltimore. I have found lots of useful information on this forum


Welcome Delawhere! I am in Delaware too, in North Wilmington. I have a small, high density backyard orchard of close to 30 in-ground trees (nectarines, apricots and pluots) and more than a dozen potted figs and mulberries. I started growing fruit trees in 2016.


We all admit to being crazy here

A lot of us in the Chicago suburbs.


I’m down in southern Delaware near the beach


I’m a backyard grower in Central California (close to the coast) zone 9b who’s especially interested in tropical plants (but also many temperate ones!). I took notice of this forum because I was looking for info on zone 9 and found an AMAZING thread about what tropicals could be grown here! Currently I have cherimoya, passion fruit, and dragon fruit seedlings, and some citrus trees and a pomegranate. :slight_smile:




Welcome Chance!




Hi everyone, I’m Sara Smith from Durham, NC, zone 7b. I have an acre of land and am in the process of turning it into a food forest, so lots to learn.


Welcome! This is a great place to learn!


Welcome, Sarah.

Someone who has better memory than I do can tell you who the forum members here are from NC and you may find your neighbor here :grin:


Welcome Sara!


Hey Sara, welcome. To answer Mam’s question there are several NC members on here, like @cousinfloyd, @blueberrythrill, @ncdabbler, @cafeaulait, @berryguy, although I don’t know if they’ve all posted anything recently.


Welcome Sara!

I live in your area and have found the NC State Extension to be of great value. Their Gardener Handbook is an excellent resource to get you going in the right direction.

Good Luck with your food forest adventure!


Welcome Sara! This is the place!