I continue to learn much about cultivating Sea Buckthorn. Most of the 440 plants that went into the ground this spring are doing well. Of course some are better than other ones. My biggest error so far was not getting the pasture grass cut until it was higher than the Sea Buckthorn.
There was trouble getting the right parts for the sickle bar mower.
This is a good photo of one of the plants.
Insects are something to watch on seaberry plants. In the past I have had trouble with winter moths, gypsy moths, june bugs, and now grasshoppers and japanese beetles.
The latest have not been devastating. The high grass I mentioned was a contributory factor. There are also some nice beneficial insects which have shown up to help – like ladybugs and spiders.
Oh yes and the wild turkeys like to eat the grasshoppers and I have seen them jump to eat a Japanese beetle!
So far the Moose have not developed a taste for the seaberry plants. Maybe a few bites, but their favorite remains the nice maple, beech, and birch leaves. This one was just traveling through.
-- If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it--John Irving