Julia Winter wrote:Check out the chinampas idea, though - these are highly productive growing systems.
Roberta Wilkinson wrote:I have to confess that we didn't plan our kiwi planting at all. It was one of the first things we put in when we moved here, and I just had the general idea that I wanted a fruiting vine to climb around the porch rail and went for it. That said, I guess we lucked out because that placement means that it's downhill of the house and under the eave of the porch, which means the soil there stays relatively dry. Our female vine is on her third year and seems very lush and happy. We got her a boyfriend last fall, but our false spring was too much for him, being just recently planted. He used his energy to leaf out, lost all those leaves in a late frost, and just didn't have the oomph to give it another go. Same thing happened to the female, but she rebounded nicely.
the males are less cold and frost tolerant than the females