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      • ura soul
        ura soul

        great, ok! nice synchronicity!

        i don't want to put a dampner on your rainy day, but aren't apple trees grown from seed going to revert back to their uncultivated form (e.g. crab apples)? i planted a couple of apple trees here last year and the orchard growers i learned from online were saying that grafting is necessary to prevent this issue.

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        • harmony
          harmony

          Erm Interesting..I have not herd of that so will have a read up,I know from what I read is that they don't have as much vitamins. Crab apples are good though and I have a few recipes for them and wild animals love them so not sure why the dampner ;) 

          • ura soul
            ura soul

            yes, the crab apples will be fine in the forest anyway - so no problem. if you look at places that sell apple trees you will see they always graft a branch from an existing apple tree onto a rootstock from something else. at least that has been my experience.

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            • harmony
              harmony

              My parents were great in the garden,My dad studied agriculture at university so had lots of fruit,veg and plants growing in our home garden,me and my brothers loved it as kids.I do remember my youngest brother growing two apple trees from seeds he had taken out of his apple he had eaten,they grew really well and both trees were always full of apples and I remember well that they tasted just as good as the organic apples that I eat today :) so I guess you never know until you try my friend :) 

              • harmony
                harmony

                @ura.soul - I just had to share this excellent video with you that I have just watched a couple of time.. made me smile :) https://youtu.be/v4Eoe1N6y8E

                also I bought a couple of fruit trees that came with a explanation on the technique that your on about so nice reminder thanks,Lets get growing ;) 

                • ura soul
                  ura soul

                  @tanyal - the apple trees i planted last winter already have apples on them! i thought it would take 2-3 years, but they do both have a small amount on them already. :)

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                  • ura soul
                    ura soul

                    @faith - thanks for the link - yes, that sounds probable. the varieties i am growing are very specific ones, so growing from seed was not an option.

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                    • harmony
                      harmony

                      That sounds like a really nice memory tanya :) I have two fruit tree's that I bought and put in large containers that grow well,took a few years before producing

                      • harmony
                        harmony

                        The apple tree's that we have grown from seed was a bit of fun really to show my young one what he can achieve :) but we are moving soon so wanted to plant them out somewhere instead of leaving them behind in tubs which would most probably be thrown away :(

                        • ura soul
                          ura soul

                          @tanyal - 'respectable middle class' usually means 'out of touch with the earth and our needs'. i realised earlier today that not only do the oligarchy aim to control the source of food production by ensuring that there are no food bearing plants literally anywhere - to the best of their ability - outside of their own farms and factories... but they also do this to ensure we have no way to get food except through them and that means working for their corporations to get the 'money' to pay them. it is a literal slave planet.

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                          • harmony
                            harmony

                            Oh dear I would have washed some and taken round a punnet just so the lady could appreciate them ;) 

                            We grow different types of berries in large containers so they are easy to keep and they grow really well! I have a lot of issues with the wild black raspberry bushes at the back of my garden though as they do grow like wildfire,the roots are really difficult to dig out when they weave there way under the ground but we keep on top of this and enjoy the free fruit :)