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[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Met a very old lady.

She pointed at the cherry tree and said that she had planted it about 10 years ago.

It was started from a cherry pit from a cherry tree in her yard. That tree had been planted by someone who came down the Oregon trail in a wagon!

[–]useless_aether 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

send some seeds to the seedsavers! some cherry trees grow huge, easily over a hundred years old. i have a big stump in my front yard that was cut down just before i moved in.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good idea. Once it starts bearing fruit I plan on replanting a bunch of them, too. Need lots and lots of fruit trees. Apples, plums, cherries, walnuts, and filberts all do well here.

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

they say gypsum will break up clay soil. but i wouldn't know, i am on sandy loam.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's worth researching. I hadn't heard that.

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Your place sounds amazing! Keep on keepin' us posted.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Will do. This is a community. Please post your own experiences, even if you don't have land. Camping is technically living off grid. lol. We all have experiences to share.