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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #220 on: June 10, 2014, 07:58:35 am »
OK, You plant in spring I presume, and then graft onto which rootstock?
The guys are harvesting at the moment, so we plant the nut immediately.  The fresher the nut is, the better chance of them taking.  So we have a few thousand bags ready at the moment for planting.  Also, the irrigation system and green house is prepared to take the seedlings through winter.  Dependent on growth, grafting will take place as soon as the stems are thick enough to take the grafts. (Little finger thick)  6 - 8 months time. 
The seed we are using for root stock is the A1's, apparently the best root stock, together with Baumonts. 
We will be grafting 816's, as the nut is larger, is ground harvested and the quality is exceptional, realising very good returns on sale. The grafting allows us to obtain a crop within 4 - 5 years, as opposed to non-grafted stock that only starts producing in 7.
We may introduce other cultivars later as things change in the market, but I think we have started with a good base.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #221 on: June 10, 2014, 08:04:52 am »
Good luck! I hope it all works out as planned.  :thumleft:

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #222 on: June 10, 2014, 08:12:09 am »
Good luck! I hope it all works out as planned.  :thumleft:

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #223 on: June 10, 2014, 08:17:01 am »
Off to the farm this weekend, need to stack out the next area for the 600 trees we are planting after winter. The great thing is that the 600 trees are all from nuts we were given and have been planted in bags 12 months ago. Come summer and they will be ready to put in the ground. Let the digging begin.  ;D

What's the trick to propagating nut trees from seeds? I have some walnut trees that bear well, but are getting old. They still have a few nuts on them currently. How do you get them to sprout?

Growing Walnuts... interesting process to get the nuts to germinate...
http://www.wikihow.com/Plant-Walnuts
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #224 on: June 10, 2014, 08:43:27 am »
It looks fantastic :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #225 on: June 10, 2014, 09:04:04 am »
Wow.....stunning!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #226 on: June 11, 2014, 02:41:34 pm »
Now I can appreciate why nuts are so expensive!

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #227 on: June 15, 2014, 09:43:44 am »
my nuts are very expensive
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #228 on: July 07, 2014, 04:30:52 pm »
Ok, some pics of the Zo-Zo waterless toilet we installed for the staff...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #229 on: July 07, 2014, 04:41:07 pm »
Some pics of the Mac in their winter pj's...
and the White House with the nuts in bags...

Then my sewing project, making and covering cushions for the veranda!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #230 on: July 07, 2014, 04:45:21 pm »
 ;D
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #231 on: July 07, 2014, 04:47:42 pm »
I'm not jealous.

I'm not jealous.

I'm not jealous.

I'm not jealous.

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I'm not jealous.


Aaarrrgghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who am I kidding  :lol8:   That farm looks stunning Mal  :thumleft:  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:


one day all the hard work will start paying off  ;)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #232 on: July 07, 2014, 04:48:15 pm »
They call me Judy or Judes...

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #233 on: July 07, 2014, 09:29:57 pm »
Wow, what can I say more!!!  Stunning and looks so homely on the patio.  Great stuff, you 2!! ;)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #234 on: July 08, 2014, 08:44:48 am »
mal  have i told you lately that i love you ???

jinne  ....................  Mark and you have a gorgeous spot , andddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd  what a life you two have together , well done m'lady and sir
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #235 on: July 08, 2014, 12:05:13 pm »
Thanks guys... :thumleft:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #236 on: July 09, 2014, 01:11:18 am »
Geeze, all this farming and scenery makes me wanna put on my John Deer g-string.  :laughing4:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #237 on: July 09, 2014, 04:54:19 am »
respect and SO well done!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #238 on: July 09, 2014, 07:02:30 am »
As is this...


Would be interesting to know where you got that pic of ME in the daga plantations in Lesotho? That was ROA 2012. Do I know you Welsh?

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #239 on: July 09, 2014, 09:04:08 am »
As is this...


Would be interesting to know where you got that pic of ME in the daga plantations in Lesotho? That was ROA 2012. Do I know you Welsh?



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