rose macaskie wrote:
polyparadimg...started a forum on sod planted potatoes but maybe she was not tongue in cheek and i am mistaken. Is planting seeds on straw instead of under it a real proven permiculturist method or a joke one.
paul wheaton wrote:
We've had some long, long, long discussions about rootstock, grafting and sepp holzer's interesting form of propogation. But it is only the apple trees that are grown from seed that have a taproot! And while the apples grow from seed are rarely able to compete with currently marketable varieties, they are often excellent for the home grower. And if the fruit turns out to be lame, one can always graft onto the taprooted rootstock.
Brenda Groth wrote:
the tale of Johnny appleseed was that he planted the cores..don't know if that was true but it makes sense that the seeds are feeding off of the rotting apple..
Aren't most apple trees grown from seed? Even the grafted ones are grafted onto seedling apple trees, so i don't see how they would be any different in below the ground growth.
rose macaskie wrote:
I thought it was you who said Sepp grew apples from seed or at least that he said he grew them from their own roots which must mean from seed.
In studying cherry trees I found this... http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/BOC_explained.html
I am with you on a tap root being so important and this guy is big on the rootstock being right. He (well ok ,not he but his guy Tom) has some radical ideas on tree spacing and summer pruning. What do you all think?
I have a bag of old cherrys and a bag of old seeded grapes in my fridge now, what do you think? I want to copy you, it should work yes? Plant the whole fruit. Myabe I will also plant one of each fruit in a pot, just to see what happens.
Antonovka will grow well from seed, and you can buy seeds online from Russia.
I will order some next year.
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