Getting Excited About Spring

Permaculture is for everyone.

Permaculture is for everyone.

I’m getting excited about Spring. Hens are cranking out eggs, which I only had to buy one dozen this year. Spring is in the air. Trees are blooming. I planted two granny apple hard wood cuttings and four tart cherry cuttings. Hard wood cutting is cutting new growth in the winter when the tree is dormant, and planting it. It is a clone of the donor tree. So you can’t go over board with one tree or you limit genetic diversity. Find someone that will allow you to get cuttings from their trees, and bam free trees. From what I have read and seen hardwood cuttings propagation rates are low. But I have had a 100% rate so far.

Tart Cherry Hardwood cutting blooming.

Tart Cherry Hardwood cutting blooming.

Granny Smith Apple hardwood cutting blooming.

Granny Smith Apple hardwood cutting blooming.

We have had a very wet late winter and early spring. That probably helped with the success rate because they must be babied and kept hydrated.

Also Roma tomatoes are now sprouting. I planted bell pepper also but no luck so far with those.

Roma Tomatoes.

Roma Tomatoes.

Now time to get potatoes in the ground. I have Yukon Gold and Idaho to plant. I’ve had good success with these in the past. Let’s hope we have luck this year. Just a little update today.

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