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Hello, I would like to enter the drawing to win Joseph's book.  I also want to ask Joseph, have you tried planting things in a less orderly way, Masanobu Fukuoka style?  If so, I'd like to hear your thoughts on how it worked, or didn't, work. :)
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Answered at: Disorderly Landrace Plantings

 
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Joseph, what can you tell me about the Purple Heritage Plum?  Is it free stone?  I love Stanleys because of the ease of putting up large amounts of food into storage, i.e. drying is easy, canning is easy etc.  But i have lost 3-4 trees over the years to sun scald.  I have transplanted some similar, seed grown varieties, from a neighbor and they have a silvery bark which i think will help reflect and not allow sun scald.  I am in Cache valley too so i am looking to how you have solved these problems.  Thanks.  And if you have any of your nut and fruit tree landraces available.
 
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The thing about heritage trees, is that they are often older than the memory of anyone now living. They have survived the drought years, and many decades of cold frigid winters. And bugs. And neglect. And critters. And blights. Whatever. Offspring tend to strongly resemble their parents and grandparents. Therefore planting seeds from them often gives great new varieties of trees, that also have what it takes to survive local conditions.

Swapping propagules of nuts and trees tends to be highly seasonal.
 
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On Friday, radio station KRCL in Salt Lake city broadcast an interview we did at my farm. My segment begins at 35:42.

https://krcl.org/blog/radioactive-summer-break-july-9-2021/
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KRCL Radio, 90.9 FM, Salt Lake City
KRCL Radio, 90.9 FM, Salt Lake City
 
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Recent photos from my garden.
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First of the promiscuous tomatoes to ripen. Alas, self-pollinating.
First of the promiscuous tomatoes to ripen. Alas, self-pollinating.
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First field ripened tomato. Jagodka, like always. Tied with Brad this year also.
First field ripened tomato. Jagodka, like always. Tied with Brad this year also.
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Promiscuous shaped flower. Might be nice if petals were larger. We'll see if it attracts tiny pollinators.
Promiscuous shaped flower. Might be nice if petals were larger. We'll see if it attracts tiny pollinators.
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Awesome seed grown apricot.
Awesome seed grown apricot.
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Monster tomato. F1 interspecies hybrid. Brad X habrochaites.
Monster tomato. F1 interspecies hybrid. Brad X habrochaites.
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Love the promiscuous petals on this tomato flower.
Love the promiscuous petals on this tomato flower.
 
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