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Peach, Apricot, and Plum Trees – Planted 1/23/2018

My order of bare root fruit trees came in today, and I immediately put them in the ground.  I planted them in a pattern I learned about in a the film “The Permaculture Orchard“:  2 fruit trees, followed by a nitrogen fixing tree and prevent two fruit trees of the same type from being close to each other.  The idea is the nitrogen fixing tree will provide for the fruit trees on each side of it, and if one tree gets attacked by pests or diseased, the problem doesn’t easily just jump next door and take out another tree.  I planted at 12 foot intervals, and about half of the trees will be shaded for the first half of the day.  The fruit trees and redbuds came from Womack Nursery in De Leon Texas and the 3 nitrogen fixer trees are on order from Cold Stream Farms in Freesoil, Michigan.

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16 Blackberrys Planted 11/11/2016

A few weeks ago, I planted 16 blackberry plants along the west side of the shop building.  I got these from a group buy from some members of the North Texas Vegetable Gardeners facebook group.  I had to drive to Denton to pick them up, but they only cost me $3 each.  I have 4 each of the following varieties:

  • Ouchita – Thornless
  • Navaho – Thornless
  • Apache – Thornless
  • Triple Crown – Thornless

I’ll plant fruit trees right next to them later this winter.