Michelle Bisson wrote:
We are in the process of planting 120 or so sea buckthorn (seaberry) plants. 91 plants are already in the ground & the rest will go in once they go dormant in a month. I am trying to propagate them with various methods.
Some sea buckthorn varieties have less thorns than others. By cutting whole branches, every two years, the thorns are not as bad than if they are 5 years old. Of course care must be made when pruning and harvesting.
We'll see how that goes in the future since our plants are still young (3rd summer). I plan to propagate the young shoots into new plants, since this is an easy way to propagate them. One day we'll have extra to sell and trade. Because we planted our's as a hedgegrow layout, we will have plenty of pruning to do since our plants are closely planted at 3 feet apart with 9 feet between rows.
See my posts Go Permaculture Food Forest - Our Suburban permaculture journey to follow our journey.
Todd Parr wrote:They are planted in my chicken coop, so I doubt I will harvest many berries, instead leaving them for the chickens.