Win a copy of Building Community this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

hazelnuts in chicken run or almonds

 
pollinator
Posts: 1398
Location: cool climate, Blue Mountains, Australia
20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have some prechious netted fully enclosed space in the chicken run left over and wonder what to plant. I think I have enough fruit trees (maybe) and not enough nuts.
Do chicken/duck and hazelnuts combine? Do hazelnuts like chicken manure?
Otherwise I could try almonds but late frosts might kill the blossoms here. I can get: Price, Carmel,Self Pollinating, Ne Plus Ultra and Californian Papershell. Which ones are late to bloom?
I think walnuts cannot be pruned down to 3 meters.
 
Angelika Maier
pollinator
Posts: 1398
Location: cool climate, Blue Mountains, Australia
20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are hazelnuts happy with lots of fertilizer? And how close would you plant them at most?
 
Posts: 83
Location: Cranbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
forest garden urban chicken
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sad to see no response for you Angelika.

I can't say I know the answer, vur my next plantings within the run will be two in the same hole, I saw something on TV recently that suggested that as a space saving method.
 
Posts: 69
Location: Ossineke, MI
2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sorry I don't have the source, but I did read that hazelnuts don't like too much nitrogen. And in my experience this is very much the case. I had two 2 year old plants that I nearly killed last year by over fertilizing. This year I only applied once in the spring and they are thriving.
 
Angelika Maier
pollinator
Posts: 1398
Location: cool climate, Blue Mountains, Australia
20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks that's enough. Almonds or peaches, at least peaches like loads of fertilizer. Would be ideal as nuts are even more difficult to protect than fruit.
 
Oh, sure, you could do that. Or you could eat some pie. While reading this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Manual - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/8/rmhman
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic