Monday, April 20, 2015

Inexpensive tree sources

I am concerned about having to plant more than 4000 trees in the next couple of years. You can't do that at $29.99 a tree. So where can we get less expensive trees?

https://www.chiefrivernursery.com/store/American-Chestnut-6-12-Seedlings.html
chestnut seeds.
http://www.empirechestnut.com/catalog.htm#seed

Red Alder trees from seed.
ebay.com
or by the seedling: $.50 each
http://www.firrunnursery.com/seedlings/seedlings.php


And for the best southern apples...
http://www.kuffelcreek.com/appleorder.htm

For lots of fruit trees. vines, berries and more...
http://www.summerstonenursery.com

bare rooters.:
http://www.coldstreamfarm.net/

Looks like a good source for mulberry trees.
https://www.willisorchards.com/product/persian-mulberry-tree#.VTUoKvnF_l8


We should probably consider tree tubes to protect the seedlings from deer.
https://www.treeprotectionsupply.com/tree-tubes/tree-pro/tree-pro-5-ft/
http://www.growtube.com/prices/



Monday, February 23, 2015

Bees - defense against Mites can be tough. Small cell helps keep the problem in check

Varroa Mites are often the bane of the bee world.
As we grew the bees to be larger and larger, we created an unnatural size for them which prevented them from being able to defend themselves from Varroa Mites.

Here is a German study on how Small Cell honey bees help protect against this threat in a natural manner.

Small Cell Study

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow MicroGreens!

I was sent this video by someone very dear to me.
He thinks that this might be a great adjunct to any farming endeavor.
What do you think?