I'm new here. I went over to alt. home. lawn.garden, and there
doesn't seem to be any activity there pertaining to gardening- just
spam- so here I am. I am crossposting this between rec.gardens.edible
I thought I'd ask you for some pointers- since we moved from a condo
to a home and have a "real" yard now- I started planting some stuff
I am excited about watching stuff grow. I went way over my budget- I
got a peach tree, 4 hydrangeas, an azalea, a jasmine, 2 climbing
roses, two blueberry plants and a raspberry and a blackberry.
1) On the package of the blueberries, it says to plant two different
varieties near each other for cross-pollination. I didn't know what
"variety" I had picked up so I went to another store and bought
another, just hoping they are different. There didn't seem to be any
variety marked on the label. I've heard they like acidity- what should
I use on them that is safe for edibles?
2) Same with the raspberries. Do you think raspberries and
blackberries pollinate each other? They look so much alike.
3) Since I can't find any Rainier or Queen Anne Cherry trees here
(South Carolina), I saved some pits from last year. I put them in a
big pot- shallow and about 20 inches in diameter- so they will grow
some before I put them in the ground. Does that seem like a good
thing? We have plenty of frost here in the winter which I think they
And- this may not be your expertise, but-)
4) I like blue hydrangeas, but if the soil is not acidic enough, they
will bloom pink. I thought I'd leave two pink and 2 blue. Do you
know what I would use as an acidifier ?
5) To the person here asking about peach trees- I just planted my
first last week- it was bare- now it already had flowers! I'm amazed.
We just came out of a very cold winter, and it is in the 70's here