837Re: Need Advice for Laurentians (Rocky, Acidic Soil), Short Growing Season
- Jun 25, 2005Thank you, Bob. I'm just discovering permaculture
(incl. environmental horticulture).
I planted three chestnut seedlings in April but they
didn't take. I'm told the soil was too cold. I also
didn't harden them enough, I suspect.
The current property has likely very limited use as a
growing zone for edibles. There are about four "wild"
apple trees, raspberries, earth strawberries, a few
blueberry bushes (the fast growing spruce is
overtaking them), choke cherry (barely present), and
the rhubarb has disappeared.
I will look for a local source of seedlings for beaked
hazel and jack pine, unless they can be started from
--- Bob Ewing <urbanpermaculture@...> wrote:
> Greetings, i live in Thunder Bay, Ontario on the____________________________________________________
> of the Boreal Forest, growing conditions appear to
> similar to yours. We have grown, jack pine,
> blueberries and beaked hazel (C. cornuta) in close
> proximity and all do well. The jack pine provides
> acidic soil that blueberries love.
> The beaked hazel thrives here and provides edible
> Bob Ewing
> Permaculture is how we take control over our own
> lives, meet our individual needs and build our
> common future. Let Nature be your mentor.
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