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2012 Edibles #16: More Edibles!

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 05-08-2012 06:08 AM 3598 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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May 8, 2012.

A couple of years ago I purchased some plants from Henry Fields (.ca) and some plants never arrived, some I got a discount for, some were planted and didn’t survive – actually the only thing that I think I have is a haskap berry bush that is now about a foot high, after several years. At the time, I said, “Never again”—but never say “never”.

I wanted to add a persimmon tree to my yard as it is a “Carolinian” variety so I kill two birds with one stone as the saying goes—an edible and an addition to the Carolinian mini-forest in my yard.

So… I placed an order and while I was at it I decided to try one last time for seabuckthorn.

Today the order arrived. (Back in the good books, HenryFields.ca!)

I now have two persimmon trees (two required for pollination) and three seabuckthorn plants (also required for pollination). I had forgotten that it was two persimmon trees that were arriving. I had designated a space for one… but two! Oh dear.. hmmm

I’ll have to do some more research before I pop them into the ground.

The seabuckthorn, on the other hand, are going to make their way down to my walnut tree “guild”.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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posted 05-08-2012 06:50 AM

Here's my research thus far

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 05-08-2012 11:55 AM

my purchases

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 05-09-2012 07:36 AM

Good luck with them.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 05-24-2016 09:39 PM

oh why didn’t I record where I planted the persimmon??!!!
I know where one is—did the other not make it???
It’s now 2016 (after a pause in gardening, really, for a couple of years) and I wonder if I need to purchase another persimmon or if I really do have two growing in my yard….

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 06-17-2016 05:45 PM

I frequently have this problem, MsDebbieP, striving to recall where certain plants are. Also the names of some. I often recall them in the middle of the night when it does me no good, but when I want them, I draw a blank. Is that a sign of “maturing”?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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