BYC gardening thread!!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    How many pecan trees do you have?
     
  2. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    1 very good one and one that's struggling. They aren't big and spreading, but tall. They flank either side of the front door's walkway. Unfortunately, they're in lawn, so they probably get a little too much water.

    Didn't get a crop last year (well, maybe 5 nuts), but last year's crop was the result of blatent neglect. All trees got a good dose of fertilizer this year (and last) and really perked up.
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    we have a few pecan trees that make about five nuts a year only year they made more then that was when we put duck water on them
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Duck water is some powerful fertilizer isn't it.
    That reminds me I need to wrap my trees for winter... Oops
     
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  5. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    I used the Miracle Grow tree stakes made for fruit and nut trees. Easy-peasy... Just pound it into the soil and forget. Found at Wal-Mart even.
     
  6. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    I read about an old estate where the oak trees had started to go bad, so they called in a specialist to take a look at them. He asked them what they do with all the leaves they drop, and was told that they rake them away. Mystery solved, they were taking away from the soil, so the oaks were having trouble getting enough nutrients. Once they started mulching them with leaves again, the oaks perked up.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do those really work. I have 2 large, nearly 20 year old crab apple trees I should try them on. My DH suggested those, but somehow I could not figure how a large tree would get enough from a small tree stake in one place..

    Fruit used to be large, now like berries.
     
  8. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    @sunflour how about adding some compost around the trees?
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Duh, never thought of that…good idea.
     
  10. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

     

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