This video will show you how to Guerrilla Grow food bearing trees in a wooded area. You will learn the tools and techniques necessary for a successful planting mission and there are links to suppliers below. In this video we are planting the native pawpaw tree which is well suited to growing as an understory plant and has delicious fruit.
GUERRILLA GARDENING is the act of gardening on land that the gardeners do not have the legal rights to utilize, such as an abandoned site, an area that is not being cared for, or private property. It encompasses a diverse range of people and motivations, ranging from gardeners who spill over their legal boundaries to gardeners with political influences who seek to provoke change by using guerrilla gardening as a form of protest or direct action.
The land that is guerrilla gardened is usually abandoned or perceived to be neglected by its legal owner. That land is used by guerrilla gardeners to raise plants, frequently focusing on food crops or plants intended for aesthetic purposes.
Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden in an effort to make the area of use more productive or attractive. Some garden at more visible hours for the purpose of publicity, which can be seen as a form of "agtivism".
In most urban and suburban areas, unused and uncared-for spaces abound. You can find them along sidewalks, on the sides of overpasses or freeway on-ramps, between buildings, on road medians, in wooded areas with shade tolerant plants, and more. Plant near a water source if lack of water is a problem. You don't need a lot of land.
WHERE CAN I FIND AN AUGER LIKE THAT?
The auger is the Hound Dog 24 Planter Auger and will make a 3" hole. You can get the auger here: http://amzn.to/2oPBx1I
WHERE DO I GET THE PAWPAW PLANTS?
You collect the seeds from ripe fruit in the fall and then cold stratify the seeds in damp sphagnum moss in the refrigerator for 6 months. Do not let the seeds dry out! Take them from the fruit, clean them, and then put them immediately into the damp sphagnum moss and into the refrigerator. In the spring you start the seeds outdoors in tall pots. In the fall after they go dormant you bring the fresh seedlings into a protected area where the temperature will be cold but not drop below 28 degrees fahrenheit for the winter while they are in pots and then in the spring they are ready to plant in the ground. This is how you have a lot of pawpaw plants for real cheap. There is 20 months of involvement from fruit to seedling that is ready to be planted in the ground in the spring.
USDA Zone 5b, Rock Island, Illinois
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