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RickBond's Garden - Fruit Trees 
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Here is a look at what I've planted since Hurricane Katrina destroyed my yard. Yes, I know the first set of trees are too close together. The problem I have is almost all of the property is only about 1 foot above the water table and the trees need better drainage. So the few higher places I have, I cram trees on. Next year I hope to have a vegetable garden again. I hope to see other LLers garden videos

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Added: May-13-2012 Occurred On: May-13-2012
By: RickBond
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Location: Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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  • Great garden you have got there, love the fruit trees. I grow lots fruit and veg but am truly jealous you can grow lemons in your climate.

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    • @spellingpolice

      Thanks SP. The lemon needed to be covered the first year I planted it, but I think it will be OK now.

      There's lots I can't grow that you probably can: I gave up on apple. I won't even attempt cherry or apricot. So, it's give and take. With this climate comes hurricanes though - something I don't believe you worry about there. Cheers!

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  • if your trees are standard rootstock that there grafted to it will take like 15 years before there a problem and if you prune them properly it shouldn't be a problem,you need to restrict the roots of the fig it will grow better.But thats a british perspective the weather there looks better than here by a long way.

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    • @Bill Carson Yeah i had forgotten about that and rick even mentioned the last big one.

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    • @anglosaxonwarlord

      Yes, they are standard rootstock. I had no idea that the water table might not be a problem. Tomorrow I'll call our local agricultural authority and find out for sure. Thanks!

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    • @anglosaxonwarlord

      Yep, the hurricanes can be a real downer! I posted a couple videos of my place last year when a tropical storm went through. The pomegranate bush shown here is about 2.5 feet high and it was completely submerged.

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    • @RickBond Love your property!

      If it is a problem,you can plant any future trees in bottomless planters(flower beds) to raise them up a foot or two.

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  • That's it??? Ricky, you lucky fucker!

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    • @-sloop-

      Thanks Sloop. I love working in the yard. I just haven't made the time to do it as all I seem to do is handle business and work on my house. Insomnia and stress been too much, so this is my therapy. Where's your garden video this year Sloop?

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    • @Bill Carson

      I grew up in CA and moved here in 1991. I still can't say "y'all" correctly, but if I say "you guys" I will get laughed at

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  • Awesome piece of land you have there Rick,thanks for sharing your fruit trees with us and happy gardening : )

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  • pretty cool man, you should put some marijuana plants back there too

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  • I hope you'll do a follow-up later in the year and show us when all those trees are bearing fruit. I enjoyed that, and I agree with John. Nice to have a break from religion, race, and tin foil protest vids. Voted.

    :-)

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  • man those first few baby trees will be under stress with that wind, can I suggest you work on mitigating that first

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  • Awesome garden, RickBond. I can't say I'm surprised. Even kumquats for crying out loud. :>

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  • very cool video man.. pretty inspirational to me
    good reading in the comments too, cool to learn what a Bayou is and didn't know that you couldn't grow apples or cherries there!

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    • @gatcontrol

      Thanks Gatcontrol. Apples are possible, and they're easy to find. 3 years ago my GF and I bought one each. I planted mine in a great location and she planted hers in her very shady yard with poor drainage. I tended to mine but it died after 2 years. Hers is doing OK but no apples yet.

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  • Nice place.

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  • You ever walk out in your back yard and find a gator or big ass snake waiting to greet you??? Cool place BtW.........

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    • @dankmofo

      Alligators can get HUGE here! But they are relatively shy and not a dangerous problem if you don't do anything stupid. I do worry about my dog though.

      Snakes? Oh, I think I recall seeing one... j/k, snakes are very common here. Cottonmouths are the most dangerous (and aggressive). Even after living here over 20 years my heart skips a beat when I walk down the steps and there's a snake I've almost stepped on. Year before last, there was a HUGE and AGGRESSIVE cottonmouth I almo More..

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  • persimmons will bring in the possums! Thanks Rick, I enjoyed that.

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  • thanks for sharing, glad you survived!!

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  • awesome

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  • Nice place, but eehhr....., I was a bit distracted. Saw some nice fishing spots......

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  • Mulberries and persimmons! I'm jealous. The cold here will kill pretty much anything but apple trees.

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  • wow!

    what a fantastic oasis in a sea of continual movement...

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    • @hedgehog

      Even for a water table only 12 inches below the ground's surface? If I dig a hole 2 feet down, it will fill with water faster than I could scoop it out with a cup.

      BTW, I have had a few Willows I tried to grow (for ornamental purposes) and Beavers have cut them all down. Beavers seem to be attracted to Willows.

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  • Nice video. Great place you got there. Good luck!

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