Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • susan tupper says:

    wow this video was awesome esp. considering he is surrounded by the gmo farmers! Loved his story about the chestnuts and just letting the most immune ones grow and others die out. I had a neighbor who insisted on giving me a peach tree some years ago and I protested cos I never really liked peaches but he overrode all my excuses and so I allowed him to plant the tree in the space I had marked for my bulbs. Fast forward to year two or three, it blossomed, and I fell in love with it! When it had fruit, I got over my dislike of the furry peels and started trying all kinds of peach recipes. Point is, one year, it got curly leaves and some white fungus and my other neighbor who had farming experience told me I had to get rid of it totally or spray some fungicides etc. Well, I did not like either suggestion so I simply cut away as much of the curly, fungal=infected branches, and told the tree the rest was up to it. I gave it a bunch of fertilizer and watered it daily and it never died, but instead gave me some of the best peaches I’d ever seen! In fact it was so overloaded two of its branches snapped at harvest time cos they were so heavy and I never supported them. It is still thriving though I have moved away. Should have kept the seeds!! I just had the last of the peach jam I had made two years ago. I miss my peach tree.

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