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Garden Expansion
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:55:37 am »
This is my 2nd favorite time of the garden year.... The time to plan for the next year especially for expansions. I have a crazy idea that I am doing something for my son and nephew by having them a working orchard with a veggie garden plot.

This year so far I have purchased Niagra bunch grapes and 4 Titan rabbitteye blueberries. I also plan on buying some Heritage Rasberries and some thornless blackblerries. Has anyone ever grown Heritage Rasberries?

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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 10:09:23 am »
Wallace,
Can you grow raspberries this far south?
I would love to be able to grow raspberries. Every time I have seen them they were in the mountains or up north. What type of soil do they like?
Jim
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 10:20:06 am »
According to what I have found they can grow in zone 9.
http://petalsfromthepast.com/catalog/fruit-plants/raspberries.html

The guy who owns and runs this place is a former Auburn Ag professor and I am pretty close to him. I plan on calling him soon and asking him about it and making a trip up there. As for what type of soil do they like that is a good question and I need to look into it.

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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 10:31:04 am »
"Requires 800 chill hours.  Hardy in zones 4-9.  Plants are shipped in 2 gallon containers."
Most years we do not get even 80 hours of chill.
Good luck and let us know how it works out.
Jim
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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 10:35:13 am »
I will. Last year we did not make it to 800 chill ours but 750. An average year is around 1400 for us though.

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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 10:39:52 am »
We went on vacation in NC a few years back. While walking up to a restaurant one day I noticed the bushes were full of ripe strawberries. I ate ha bunch of them that day. My wife had to drag me away.
Jim
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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 02:20:01 pm »
I might tackle my own mother for the last garden ripe strawberry

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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 06:17:56 pm »
I just bought 6 thornless blackberries from petals of the past.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 08:14:42 am »
That's where my neighbor got theirs. No problems with the plants and they love them. Check out Dr Powell's you tube video on trellising/pruning them. Dr. Powell and them won't sell anything there if it won't grow around here. If you tell them where you live, i.e. B'ham/Montgomery they'll still be able to tell you.

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Re: Garden Expansion
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2016, 04:48:47 pm »
I did not as I have not been up there yet. I ordered them offline. I am hoping to make it soon.