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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2017, 10:12:08 AM »
With the last big rain and hot days everything has noticeably grown:



I posted this same picture in the " What blooming?" thread but felt it also belonged here:

First flowers on the Granny Smith Apple Tree



Joan J Primocane Thornless Raspberries




Key Lime












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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2017, 07:07:07 AM »
It has been a month;

Except for the  pot by the door that has mesclun all of the other pots are growing fruit.
Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, strawberries, blueberries,grape vine, Meyers Lemon, Key Lime and Raspberries

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Old Orchard:


On the deck off of the kitchen the Figs are starting to fill out:








« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 04:49:34 AM by Maggie13 »
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2017, 06:20:12 PM »
they look great maggie!  i have a question.  your previous post mentioned you will leave them in the barrel for a couple of years.  once you do that will they move to that new section you just cleaned up and mowed?  or you mentioned over by the pond? 

do you move the shorter cuts that you planted into the bigger barrels once the trees move out?  or do they all go out at once?

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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2017, 05:57:31 AM »
Thanks Chips! These trees IF they are moved to growing in the ground will be here by the pond not in the OLD Orchard.The turkey, deer and the bear still rule that area.
If our timing is good we get first picking if not we get what they cannot reach.

Yes the small cutting will be move into bigger pots as soon as they have a sufficient root system.
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 03:57:22 PM »
maggie

how are the fruit trees doing?  did they survive all the snow?
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2018, 05:04:07 PM »
Yes Chips the fruit trees are doing great. We stored them in our unheated garage for the winter.

Our new trees  from Stark Bros arrived yesterday and we just came in from planting them in buckets

This year we ordered:
1 - Plum
Bubblegum

2 - Peach
Intrepid
Redhaven

 3 - Apple trees :
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious
Empire

I will snap some pictures tomorrow of our newly planted 3 year old sticks

I will take pictures before and after I prune them.
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2018, 08:39:24 AM »
All of the trees are now on plastic to keep the area clear of weeds.

Taken the day we planted the new and dragged last years out of the basement.
April 20th:

 

Soon last year's  peach trees started to bloom: April 29th



Over view of all of the trees:




 More to come
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2018, 06:07:07 AM »
Your trees look good. :)
Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9- I have fig trees for sale,growing over 20 varieties, contact me for info.

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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2018, 04:54:40 AM »
Chapman!

The Pink Lady Apple tree is starting to bloom:

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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2018, 07:22:23 AM »
Beautiful blooms for sure. Apples are on the way!
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2018, 09:30:29 AM »
Hey, Maggie,
I love your trees!  Just found a source for half barrels, and would like to know if there is a dwarf fig tree you know of that's suitable to grow to maturity in a barrel?

Also, my Meyer Lemon could stand to be transplanted to a larger vessel, too. 

Do you think it would work in a half barrel?

Thanks!
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Re: Orchard in a barrel!
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2018, 02:57:46 PM »
Gymgirl I like the half barrels and would not hesitate to plant any of my fruit trees in them.
I have a Chicago Brown fig It's next move will be into one.
My Meyer lemon and Key Lime trees are still in fairly small pots .It will be several years before I have to move them into a container this big.
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