Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i grew mango successfully in west los angeles. persimmons and guava too. Zone 10 worked just fine as the article says
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  3. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2013
    Persimmons grow likes weeds over here! and don't even let me start about the citrus [​IMG]
  4. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2013
    Montevallo, AL
    I read this fantastic article by a guy in Northern Florida who grew a mango from seed and had fruit after 4 years. He had to build a contraption to keep the thing from frost in the winter, but it was glorious! We'll see how this thing ends up, but as it is, I am amazed by the growth in just one year time. Maybe I will build a greenhouse, maybe I just put it indoors in the winter. Time will tell.

    Persimmons and figs should grow like weeds here. I have seen neighbors with fig bushes the size of a house. I've also got some seed from local pawpaws which I will try to grow next year. I try to grow native plants, but can't help but be tempted by other exotics. Satsuma's supposedly do well here, as well as meyer lemons and kafir limes.
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I took some figs over to the Phils. My brother in law has 20 or so trees propagated now. They are one of my favorite fruits.
  6. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    i bet the chickens will like any extra you have too [​IMG]
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    they have yet to make it that far lol
  8. tbmorgan

    tbmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2013
    Figs grow like crazy here in central AL. I have a fig tree, as do several of my friends, and I made tons of fig preserves this year. So yummy! I love to eat them straight off the tree, for the basket, one for me, one for the basket, another one (or two) for me, one for the get the picture. I usually make myself sick. :)
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  9. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2013
    I'm of the opinion that you can grow most anything if you're a good enough gardener. That being said, I kill every plant I touch [​IMG]
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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I beg to differ on that.

    Sometimes climates are your enemy. You may be able to keep things warm but you cannot cool them. Most western fruits simply cannot be grown where I am. I cannot grow any sort of hearting lettuce, green beans, peas, broccoli and the list goes on. All these are limited by the lack of a cool season. I also have air highly saturated with salt and an on shore breeze so laden with salt it will kill all but the hardiest of plants growing withing 50 yards of the shore.

    We have a garden of Plumeria (Frangipani) and a few palms that burn off during the Christmas monsoon period but recover.

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