kevin stewart wrote:Sandy
I assume you are west of flagstaff. I'll wave as i drive by.
Actally i did have april showers the first april i was out there. It snowed. I was so worried about my "primitive" roads turning into slush that i took off, not to return for months.
I don't have a "seed bank" as much as i save seeds, or is that the same thing? This year is the big seedling starter.
Shawn, have a look at the new mexico seedling program.
It's for people who own land in new mexico.
Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:We're in AZ about 40 miles north of Prescott. Elevation is about 4500', very alkaline soil, windy, late frosts, seasonal monsoons. We've been here about 2.5 years, still trying to figure it out. Previous owner left us with a small orchard, large blackberry patch, and fairly good soil. One of our biggest challenges is the late frost. It warms up in Feb. and trees start to bud, then late frost in May kills it. We got a fair crop off the apple trees this year. One plum actually had about 7 fruit but the birds got them. That was the only stone fruit that's actually set fruit.
We have a hoop house, but haven't had much success in there so far. Thought I could overwinter some of my potted plants in there, but overnight freezes took them out. I'm thinking I'll just use it to start seeds later.
Wayne Mackenzie wrote:I use tree tubes.
They’ve worked well at protecting from desiccating wind, UV, and critters.