We usually plant everything 1st June, long summer sunshine warms everything up last week of may. 50-50 that you'll have a frost until 3rd week of june, but then usually good until 3rd week of august. LOw places and along river sometimes gets hit more often. I'm even thinking about sweet potatoes under plastic this year and I have friends that actually grow their own 4-5 foot tobacco plants and say its better than no ciggs at all.
I know people that grow spliced apple trees and they survive the minus 60 winter temps but the moose are hard on them.
posted on 03/13/2005 3:29:56 PM PST
I just prune the old trees, I haven't planted any, but as I understand it all apple trees in common use are grafted. You take a hardy rootstock and graft the kind of apple tree you want onto it. That's why new shoots coming up from the roots need to be cut back, because they won't produce any useful fruit.
We get down to around 30 below here from time to time, so we need hardy stock, but that's still quite a ways above 50 below.
posted on 03/13/2005 7:01:34 PM PST
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