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RE: New mango


Hum... interesting Jim... and here I thought the citrus groves where bare
under the trees for easy pickings.

So what? Do the citrus trees need the nutrients or water from the surface
ground?

Confused, as always,
Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 2:21 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New mango
> 
> Originally, along the back fence [board-on-board, 6 feet high] we
> cleaned out the whole thing, laid our irrigation lines, put down an
> 8-foot wide strip of weed mat, then mulched the weed mat. The idea was
> that when we wanted to plant something in that zone, we could scrape
> aside the mulch, cut through the weed mat, dig a hole, and plant. Since
> then, the only serious thing we've planted in that area is a lychee
> tree, and that was several years ago. In the meantime, the mulch has
> turned to compost and a growing ground for weeds. In addition, much of
> this zone is under some very tall slash pines, so it has also
> accumulated pine needles, pine cones, and shattered pine branches in a
> 3- to 4-inch thick layer.
> 
> The upshot is that when I got serious about planting the mango, I
> cleaned up an 8 foot by 8 foot area. Five 42-gallon bags worth. The
> good part is that with the mango planted in the center of the area, the
> area becomes a target for RoundUp--we control the weeds in all of the
> footprints of our trees with RoundUp and Rout. Especially citrus trees;
> they do not like anything under their footprint--not weed mat, not
> grass, not mulch.  [To make them look tidy, landscapers mulch them with
> washed beach sand, which they tolerate as long as the layer is very
> thin.]
> 
> 
> 
> On Mar 31, 2005, at 2:21 PM, Donna wrote:
> 
> > hum-- you need to make it public Jim... or
> > something.:)
> >
> > I just have one question, just what are you clearing
> > out to replace with all these treasures you are
> > planting this week?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > --- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >> Cleaned out an area in the back yard today and
> >> planted a new mango
> >> tree, a "Carrie." This is our third mango. There's
> >> only one more we
> >> want to add, a "Nam Doc Mai," but we'll probably
> >> wait a couple of years
> >> before we do it. Still have a papaya, two
> >> pineapples, and a variegated
> >> schefflera to plant, but I'm going to wait until
> >> tomorrow AM; it's 85
> >> in the shade here right now.
> >>
> >> Here's a link to a picture of a succulent in bloom.
> >> Can anyone ID it?
> >> The florets are about the size of a dime.
> >>
> >>
> > http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jsinger2003/detail?.dir=/
> >>
> >> 8210&.dnm=2dbb.jpg&.src=ph
> >>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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> Heat Zone 10
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> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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