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Re: New mango

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] New mango
  • From: james singer islandjim1@verizon.net
  • Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:21:33 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <001101c53663$b41870d0$6401a8c0@Justme>
  • References: <001101c53663$b41870d0$6401a8c0@Justme>

Feeder roots are very close to the surface.

On Mar 31, 2005, at 9:37 PM, Donna wrote:

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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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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