Sam Fel

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Well I guess this adventure has come to an end or being postponed. Got sick during winter had to leave property for a month. Came back to everything I had built being stolen, tent destroyed and even plants ripped out of ground. Not sure why people do these things but it has hurt me financially. Will be unable to stay this year. Hopefully I come visit and see some mesquite trees etc established themselves.
9 months ago
Bamboo is the best choice. Many plants given 30+ years would be considered invasive. Bamboo can easily be maintained with a lawn mower or weed whacked and if you catch them early enough you can simply kick the shoots out. If you continually kill all shoots within 10ft of the neighbors fence the rhizome will not be able to establish in that area. It will begin to spread in the "area of least resistance" the bamboo shoots are great food source and healthy for you! I would recommend black bamboo cuz it's fun to look at! Also yellow groove Bamboo spreads quickly and is very robust.
https://youtu.be/t8dr-ZkxZI8

Attached is Alphonse karr it's a clumper that can be quickly cloned to make a hedge
1 year ago
Hey congrats! There's nothing more rewarding than eating your first batch. What you sow you shall reap! So keep sowing!!! I would recommend air layering the pear tree, I find that air layering developed vigorous roots and minimal stress on the clone. 4in 1 grafted trees are also fun to plant too! Best wishes and blessings to you and your family! Merry Christmas to everyone.
1 year ago
Mesquite seedlings that rabbits didn't get
1 year ago
I think you got the right idea Kevin! Only thing is I recommend chicken wire because when the rabbits get hungry they will squeeze thru that mesh wire and get the plants.
1 year ago
Hey everyone! Sorry for such a large time without an update but I'm back!

Everything has been doing much better this year even with record high temperatures and wind! My biggest enemies this year were the rabbits! Many of the moringa grew about 8ft tall only to be chopped down to ground level by rabbits! Luckily the moringa is able to recover from such a harsh chop! They even attacked palo verde trees, mesquite, oaks, even my peach tree! I've begun putting up chicken wire around my plants and was getting good success as long as it's not a sapling. Kangaroo mice have been digging under the chicken wire and getting young plants or moringa shoots off a recovering rabbit attacked plant. Due to the kangaroo mice I've decided to establish most long term trees such as oaks etc in pots and fast growing trees down straight in the ground with a two litter bottle as added precaution.
1 year ago
My cat has been helping deter the rabbits this year to bad her sister got eaten by coyotes😭 she was a better hunter too!
1 year ago