Grapes can and will take over really quick i have wild grapes that choked out a few trees in my area. If youre worried about the current state of the forest or see any trees that are damsged choked or week from the grapes just hack it back just know it will come back hard and respond to pruning with vigourous growth the following year just takes some management.
Thank you Dillon, it is very hard for me to find these seeds anywhere I really want to find someone anyone with seed from the cold hardy 90 chromosome varietys like garretson or early golden or meader I know that these will be successful here in my climate zone. I would love for the website twining vine to come up so I am able to see what they have available. there are several zone 5 varietys and American crosses that are out there but very few for zone 4 and I would love to see more of them. Buzz ferver at perfect circle farm in Vermont has successfully overwineterd some persimmons and has found fruiting ones in his region that ripen as well in zone 4. I am hoping he will one day sell seed to Canada. cold resistance is key to having amazing fruit in the more northern regions. not to mention how crazy it would be to see some persimmon once again growing in the more northern regions of Canada same with pawpaw fruit breeding for cold tolerance would be amazing just the unbelievable fruit and ecological value fruit bearing trees give is incredible.
apples are incredibly easy to grow from seed. A bag of sand mixed with seeds in the fridge and a few months BAM! youve got apples. Some might say you will only get a good apple every 1000 trees or soo. I think this is all in how you look at it. Apple trees have incredible ecological value amazing wood and are useful in soo many ways ie processing into jam, jelly, apple butter, cider, preserves, drying, sauce ,desserts, juice and just eating. They are home to many a insect and provide shade and food for deer birds racoons possums and people alike. My suggestion is find one you like, grow some out and guerrilla plant them anywhere ...they will most likely share qualities of there parents and may be sweet or have incredible disease resistance ..the possibilities with apple is endless. I grow several out every year and plant them around my neighbourhood ..this year im growing kazahkstan apples from the cornell university seed bank. try it out!
looking for anyone in canada with meader persimmon and or any other 90 chromosome species and is willing to give the seeds for cash please let me know i would love to grow these incredibly cold hardy persimmins and get new genetics.
as of yet I have many favourite trees all trees are magnificent beings. But I have to say over much consideration my favourite right now would be willow any Salix would do I often think of them as the bamboo of the tree world a very vigorous and amazing plant that grows in the wettest ugliest places extremely multi functional plant with awesome potential to be a pioneer in any landscape they are medicinal easy to coppice make wonderful trellises ,rooting hormone, fences, baskets and firewood all followed by its ability to accumulate biomass and create esthetic beauty. I think everyone should have a willow very useful beautiful tree. only downside I would give it is that many suggest not to plant it close to waterlines septic tanks or weeping tile.
Hey all you amazing permaculture friends and peeps I am starting a new garden this year and in dire need of some plant material I really would love to find a source of Chinese yam or discorea batatas in Ontario and or comfrey bocking 4 or 14 f there is anyone out there that my be willing to share or sell these awesome plants please let me know I would love to here from you or have some feedback on where I can find these lovely beings. As a further note I just wanted to thank the people on this site for all the helpful and amazing advice I have received, over the short period of time that I have become a member people are extremely kind and willing to offer up help trades and advice from there experiences. thank yall and any feedback is awesome!!!
ooo sounds pretty cold up there hablitzia tamnoides is a good perrenial green aswell as good king h.enry... many flowers are edible aswell like dianthus flowers.. corn flower..getting a valiant or fredonia grape and eating the foliage works..crosnes..camas..heavy self seeders like miners lettuce and corn salad..potatoe onion..allium ampeloprasm allium tricocum <--- hopefully spelling that right. feild garlic..turkish rocket..salad mallow..buckler leaf sorrel and french sorrel ....day lilly.. tiger lilly ..rose hips and flowers.
Hey all you awesome permies out there just asking if anyone is willing to sell some chinese yam aka dioscorea batatas or some comfrey bocking 14 or 4 to mee!!! lol i need to ramp up my numbers and ive managed to divide quite a few this year but would love some more comfrey and as far as the batatas goes i would love to have some for my deck to trail up the posts nothing beats perrenial food crops!!:) any feed back would be awesome
the only thing i have noticed in my suburban area is the deer are ravenous eaters they eat my josta berry and sedums and really anything that isnt deer proof one thing i have noticed is if i chop up mint or bee balm or chive and throw it on the foliage they dont seem to want to touch it soo this year i am guilding with mint around my grapes josta berry and hopefully going to grab some bee balm to plant amongst the haskap they will not touch anything with that smells smelllyyyy!
I have been a huge fan of the delicious hardy kiwi vine for some time once trying the incredibly sweet fruit it made me want to grow them ...unfortunately the kiwi may grow to big for my space that i have allotted until i discovered the issai kiwi the self fertile arguta kiwi. my only concern is how hardy this vine may be is there anyone in northen ontario zone 4 growing these delicious kiwi fruit specifically this variety where i live is apparaently suited for arguta kiwi zone 4b where weather may dip into -34 celcius with -40 windchills... i have seen multiple nurseries sell these as well despite the fact that i have searched with results varying from its hardiness beginning anywhere from zone 3 to 6. anyone with info regarding growing it in zone 4 or colder not kolomitka but arguta would be awesome.
Hi everyone, i have a quick question about invasives in canada, to my knowledge it is my understanding that there is laws for species at risk and acts as follows, but what are the laws surrounding planting invasives on youre own property for example i have seen in canadian nursery catalogues white mullberry and black locust two trees that are seen in arboretums aswell. If i were to purchase or grow these from seed is it possible for me to plant them on my property? anyone with any info if you could give youre input i would love to know thank you..
I for many years have been wanting to grow american persimmon or pawpaw and i have purchased seed from different sources and cold stratified it but had no germination. my guess is much like pawpaw the seeds should not be aloud to dry soo if anyone out there is willing to sell me some spoiled fruit from either american persimmon or pawpaw so i can extract seed i would purchase it from you. 😆
Hi everyone, id like to give a shout out to a amazing permaculturist and nursery man Sean of Edible Acres. Sean and his partner Sasha run a permaculture nursery in NY state and are among the nicest of people. Any time ive asked questions about plants water works ..they are more then obliged to awnser me back even though they are probably incredibly busy. They grow incredibly usefull plants that range in a number of uses from medicinal to edible only using permaculture methods they have taken a site and turned into paradise. Not only are the plants robust and healthy but the small microswales and hand dug yes people HAND DUG ponds are created with the most critical thought. I would encourage any people out there to check out there channel on youtube Edible Acres if any of this fascinates you.. as well as there nursery site. I am truly a fan and it has inspired me to become more involved with permaculture and the people in it. check it out!
now that i am bound to my indoor prison for winter the boredom has set in and its time for me to grow plants hydroponically indoors. only issue is unless i have a aquaculture set up its not ORGANIC! nutrients arent bioavailable in plain old water and organic fertilizer ...soo i decided to make lacto-bacillus now i need some sort of organic fertilizer to for the lacto bacillus to turn into available nutrients. so my question is can i use spent tea leaves along with lactobacillus to fertilize my hydroponic plants?
hey thanks for the search bryant much appreciated :) lol i was just curious of any TRUSTED SITES that any people would recommend i know the search gives a few but whether or not another person has had a good experience is up in the air . but hey thanks man really appreciate the feed back love to get any help from the fellow permies community.
I have a family member interested in purchasing mushroom spawn or plugs online but would love to know where in canada to purchase some soo far summgreenfarm.com is on the lists but i would love to see what else is out there if anyone has any information regarding canadian websites that sell these kinds of products i would love to know thank you!!
blue berrys are honey bee pollinated there flowers are small and delicate soo i good support plant in guild would have to mabey have some aromatic protection and or pollinator support soo having a plant that blooms for a extended time during blueberry period with small flowers like lemon balm or hyssop or fennel if fennel blooms during july to august.
has anyone ever gotten any viable seed from illinois everbearing mullberry...the only reason i ask is because it has virtually seedless fruit and is apparently self fertile but i have heard of female mullberry producing fruit on their own without a male near by but the seed is not viable.
I found a patch of untouched property behind a fence of a main walking path nestled in the center of a suburban neighbourhood ive been planting apples pears now nuts persimmon plums locust and my new favourite apple kazakhstan apples :) pretty soon it will also have eldeeberry currant and grape ! Lol nobody asks me questions i just bring a wheel barrow and some tree sesdlings and giver ...somstimes i get weird looks but its just a big patch of tansy and grass!
Sorry man there might be some way to source peach scoin in niagra ..u might have to do some calling to the orchards to see if they have any sources...canada doesnt seem to have a huge amount of well known places to get scion wood let alone strange or unique seeds .
I am going to recieve 100 seeds of 4 open pollinated serveseii varieties from kazakhstan through a breeding program in NY stare and was curious if anyone has done the same and have grown apples that are bearing fruit ?
I have a cupids cherry and would love to have more on my property without buying any of course im not to concerned about time constraints so i was curious if it grows true from seed ...i could always layer it which is vool with me but growing from seed is a fun experience.
Is the possibility of having american persimmon in zone 4b canada probable? I would love to establish some american persimmon guerrilla style all around my home town anyone have any success in this vlimate zone with them?
I have always loved my aunts bee farm growing up as a small child the idea of home scale honey production was soo fascinating. Now i own my own home in a urban area with a decent yard with a nice garden im curious of the potential for keeping honey bees, the only problem is the bees arent going to stay in my yard i dont have a big property in a rural area. I have recently read about azaleas and rhododendron produce a poisoness nectar that when consumed in the form of honey by humans it can be fatal causing vomiting hallucinations and death. This is a serious concern for me, lets say a nieghbour or someone in the area had azaleas or rhododendrons and my bees decided to land on them ..it could be dangerous for me to consume the honey. Any body who knows anything about this and if it is a problem would be awesome! Thank u.
Ok I'm not giving up.. the plan was to inoculate the pile which is fairly large weather or not the conditions are right im unsure about. Its my first time and i hope im not doing it wrong thanks for the advice im novice at mushrooms and i chose stropharia because of all the hype on the moderate level of ease. I might try a better method next year ...the spawn i received was pretty good it wasn't covered in hairs but had a good amount.
I purchased my stropharia in may and layered it with cardboard woodchips and some wheat and corn sprouts in a pile of mesophilic compost i soaked the cardboard and everything but i still havent seen any mushrooms can anybody help?
Dolmas....blanch harvested grape leaves in a pot of water that has been boiled and taken off the heat source for ten minutes then dunk the blanched leaves in ice water and set aside on a paper towel...finely chopped onion 1 cup 2 cloves of shredded garlic a handful of pine nuts and a handful of freshly chopped dill sauteed in a pan until translucent and toasty..set aside start long grain rice in a pot 1 cup par boiled 2 cups chicken stock 1 pinch of salt and a tsp of butter set to med high let it boil until finished...once all your ingredients have been cooked heat a dutch oven to med with a splash of olive oil in the bottom...while dutch oven is heating ..mix the rice and sauteed ingredients ..add a squeeze of lemon fresh chopped mint and a cup of crumbled feta ..mix thoroughly..then add a spoonful of the mix into the center of a blanched grape leaf roll the grape leaf like a burrito and repeat until all your grape leaves are wrapped.. fill the bottom of dutch oven with the wrapped grape leaves and cook 15 minutes one side then flip and cook again for 15 minutes...make sure you keep the dutch oven closed between flipping ...once finished set aside the dutch oven let it cool and serve.
Apple cider vinegar can make it sterile while benefiting the animals..also painting it black will stop algae from growing as it needs light to survive..if it can be taken apart and cleaned with vinegar first then later using cider vinegar every so often to keep it clean.
I have recently been researching a plant by the name stachys affinis aka chinese artichoke or crosnes also mint root ...it is a plant in the mint family that makes delicious little tubers underground that are like a tasty waterchestnut ...but i cannot seem to find them anywhere in canada or at least where they can be shipped to canada anyone have any idea where i can find them ?
With citrus they need lots of daylight to fruit ..so mabey keeping citrus as the canopy tree might help ..and i should mentioned this but throw a goumi in the mix to fix the nitogen and chop it as needed it seems like it might help charge them through winters.