plant. Saturday , April 22nd , 2017 - 20:43:52 PM
Palm trees were once thought to be suitable for planting only in tropical landscapes, however, several cold hardy palm trees occur naturally, growing in America, where snows fall during winter. The windmill palm tree, Trachycarpus fortunei; the Dwarf Palmetto palm tree, Sabal minor; the Saw palmetto, Serenoa repens; and the Sabal Palm, sabal palmetto; and the Needle Palm, Rhapidophyllun hystrix; Much of the information that is published in book from, magazine articles and Internet websites is extremely conservative, perhaps because the testing for national cold hardiness is of a recent origin; and also temperature fluctuations caused by global warming increases the survival rate of palm tree plantings in recent years. Try buying a few palm trees in your garden to plant and grow. Very large specimen palm trees can be purchased for semi-truck fast delivery at a few Internet nursery websites.
If you don't trust your judgement as a beginner, you could get Ph testers etc to test your soil, but I have never been one for those. I find that I have an eye for the color of the soil, so if it is a light brown and solid, you have clay, add some organic matter, break the clay down as much as possible and fork in your organic matter. A mid brown is not too bad as it will still need an organic additive, as with clay, but just not as much. As for black soil, awesome, this is always a welcome sight for me when turning over my soil as the amount of organic matter you need to add is minimal.
Additionally, planting modern day Victory Gardens throughout the US will decrease our demand on international produce. It will decrease the amount of fuel (and impact on our planet) needed to bring food to our homes. And, it increases local commerce as we purchase the items we need to grow our gardens from our local merchants.
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