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OrganicCavalry
Nov 5, 2021 2:23 PM CST
Let's go Brandon!
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Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
Bookworm Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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NMoasis
Nov 5, 2021 3:30 PM CST
Looks like a dream come true. Thumbs up 💚 such a very different climate for you and so much to learn! Is Chief happy, too? Good work, and enviable!
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OrganicCavalry
Nov 5, 2021 4:36 PM CST
Thank you, I think chief Enjoys it out here... we are walking around the lake daily takes him about an hour and a half.

Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Winter Sowing Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Heirlooms Vegetable Grower Bookworm
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kittriana
Nov 5, 2021 5:10 PM CST
herbs for me are a staple, thymes, rosemary, mints, onions(green), chives, oregano, basils, other things are seasonal staples, like Purple Wave mustard greens, spinach, rainbow chards, arugula, confetti cilantro, blue and green curled kale, parsley, garlic patch....enjoy! Ah, Giles County is down in the rolling hills south of Nashville! Pretty country!
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OrganicCavalry
Nov 5, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Thank you. Agree, I grow lits of herbs too. I am excited to have a big section of purple cone flowers... Never could get them going in California.
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
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NMoasis
Nov 5, 2021 6:39 PM CST

No idea what fruit trees grow in your climate, but I'd want to get a diverse orchard going asap. Whatever you like—figs, kiwis, peaches along with the basics. Glad to see you've ordered asparagus and berries. Agree with Kit re herbs. I'll bet you've got a ton of seeds to start a wildflower meadow for the pollinators. Oh the possibilities!

Thanks for the nut... Hey, what about nut trees!?
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OrganicCavalry
Nov 5, 2021 6:55 PM CST
I have some wild nuts growing small but tasted like walnuts? Right next to my garage / 2nd house. Maybe its pecan but tastes like a walnut and hard to get the nut out whole.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Winter Sowing Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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kittriana
Nov 5, 2021 8:14 PM CST
look up Pignut hickory, probably what it is
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Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Deer Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Peggy8b
Nov 6, 2021 1:19 PM CST
For the prepper in you, what about a few Moringa trees? Fast growers and should like SoCal weather.
https://moringatrees.org/growi.... So much of the plant is edible and VERY nutritious. Incredible nutrients in the leaves (used like spinach) and the pods (eaten like green beans when young). You can grind the seeds for a flour even. I got some seeds on eBay a couple eyears ago and got my seedlings up to 1½' in pots, but they all died because (I think) I planted them out in the ground too soon and the heat got to them. I have a couple seeds left and plan to germinate them this Spring to plant down at our rural 42 acre cabin place an hour south of where I live in Central TX.
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OrganicCavalry
Nov 6, 2021 3:10 PM CST
kittriana said:look up Pignut hickory, probably what it is

Very similar... thank you. I do think it might be a different hickory... The nut is a little bigger and has more leaflets but i am not sure yet. At least you got me on the right track.

OrganicCavalry
Nov 6, 2021 3:13 PM CST
Peggy8b said:For the prepper in you, what about a few Moringa trees? Fast growers and should like SoCal weather.


Thank you, I agree with you on the moringa tree being good... I had one in California, But I moved to Tennessee.
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Deer Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bluebonnets Irises Lilies
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Peggy8b
Nov 6, 2021 5:59 PM CST
You might want to go into your profile and change your location that appears in the upper right-hand corner of your posts. I missed that in the first post as I was so smitten with the photos. I know people on the Houzz Texas Garden forums that carry them in and out of a garage/greenhouse, planting them in plastic garbage cans (to accommodate the tap roots) to facilitate moving back and forth. I guess they use a dolly to move them. You could consider that maybe to deal with Tennessee hard winters. Are you in the mountains or flat part of Tennessee? They say if you top moringas in the winter (to overwinter indoors) they grow back amazingly fast in the spring when things warm up.
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OrganicCavalry
Nov 6, 2021 6:55 PM CST
Peggy8b said:You might want to go into your profile and change your location that appears in the upper right-hand corner of your posts. I missed that in the first post as I was so smitten with the photos. I know people on the Houzz Texas Garden forums that carry them in and out of a garage/greenhouse, planting them in plastic garbage cans (to accommodate the tap roots) to facilitate moving back and forth. I guess they use a dolly to move them. You could consider that maybe to deal with Tennessee hard winters. Are you in the mountains or flat part of Tennessee? They say if you top moringas in the winter (to overwinter indoors) they grow back amazingly fast in the spring when things warm up.


Moringa was interesting to me but not worth extra trouble to grow. Part of my growing style is just to watch and be amazed at how things grow naturally and then try to push boundaries where I can.
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
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MoonShadows
Nov 7, 2021 5:23 AM CST
Gorgeous piece of property! This page from Fast Growing Trees website will give you some help with Fruit Trees in Tennessee.

https://www.fast-growing-trees...

We started our food forest late this past spring here in NE PA (same prepper mentality). We have planted some fruit and nut trees (apple, peach, pear, mulberry, hazelnut) so far along with a variety of berry bushes (gogi, cranberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, chokeberry). Of course, we plan a lot more. So far, we have built little wire cages to protect everything, but come Spring of '22 we plan on putting a welded wire fence on T-Posts around the ff with a second electric fence. We have too many deer and black bears here, along with a lot of little varmints that would just love to get at fruit trees and berry bushes.!

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OrganicCavalry
Nov 7, 2021 6:47 AM CST
Thank you MoonShadow

I am also trying to figure out how I want to protect some of my fruit while also feeding the wildlife. I got crab apples and persimmons so far to make sure deer have some good food in a nice little alley with a good backstop... in case I ever need it! Otherwise I am not a hunter.

OrganicCavalry
Nov 7, 2021 6:53 AM CST

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OrganicCavalry
Nov 7, 2021 7:08 AM CST
The inside is empty Just Like my garden.... still have a week before my wife or anything starts showing up. And the reason this is dangerous is that I have been online buying trees, seeds, plants, and all kinds of stuff... I did go tractor shopping yesterday that was fun!
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Winter Sowing Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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kittriana
Nov 7, 2021 6:17 PM CST
Consensus says trim oak trees from Feb 1 thru June 15, thats a google query for Tn..
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hawkeye_daddy
Nov 7, 2021 6:32 PM CST
@OrganicCalvary, I try to prune in January and February. Fewer pest/disease problems if you do it then. And for the prepper in you, get yourself some chickens. Ducks are good too, but geese eat your hostas! However, they will train your dog not to chase the chickens. And google Chicken Tractor. They're easy to make.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Nov 7, 2021 6:35 PM CST
This publication indicates late summer to winter. , Thining should take place from late summer through
winter to lessen the risk of wounding residual trees. Trees actively growing in the spring with loose bark are more susceptible to wounding during thinning operations. Wounds increase the risk of disease and insect attacks (Lawrence et al. 2002).

https://extension.tennessee.ed...
Isaac Asimov, once wrote, “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
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