Natial dAugereau wrote:There is a small bayou along our property. We have a crawfish pond and other low-lying properties. Hubby has unique ways of thinking. He has improved our property so much over the years. He is always thinking of ways to move water around. Some of the low-lying parts are leveed and then he can pump the water out so the cattle can graze. I haven't seen that one in any permaculture articles, have you?
I have one large garden and two smaller ones. The large one was only started three or four years ago. Half of it is okra - yum, huh? The darned stink bugs are killing me right now, but that was expected. Does anyone know of a way to get rid of them? At least they don't touch the okra!
Now that I have this larger garden, it is all I think about. If I could spend half of my time in there pulling weeds, that would make me happy. Who needs to do housework when there are weeds that need to be pulled?
It's hard to find permaculture information that is for our special Zone 9. Can anyone recommend some sources?
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Jeremiah Temple wrote:Oh, I forgot to mention the citrus. There are cold hardy varieties that go fully dormant. Also, Sepp Holzer grows citrus and it gets -35 degrees where he is.
Here is a list of some cold hardy citrus.
Calamondin 16 degrees F
Chinotto Orange 16 degrees F
Changshi Tangerine 8 degrees F
Meiwa Kumquat 16 degrees F
Nagami Kumquat 16 degrees F
Nippon Orangequat 15 degrees F
Ichang Lemon 10 degrees F
Tiwanica Lemon 10 degrees F
Rangpur Lime 15 degrees F
Red Lime 10 degrees F
Yuzu Lemon 12 degrees F
janet jacobsen wrote:Jeremiah, you mentioned you have a list of some good nurseries; where would you purchase the goumi or the cherries? My husband and I love cherries and have missed them since moving south. I like both sweet and sour cherries. Thanks!