New Tennessee Gardener
Hi yall! I am new on Gardenweb.com and new to owning my own land. We're renovating a neglected farm property and making it an orchard and mini farm. Originally from Michigan, this Tennessee clay has me learning a lot. I'm excited about acidic soil because so many plants like it.
Out of ignorance, I am growing apple seeds. I know they will not be like the original apple they came from, but what I wonder is, can they become root stock? Or can I use them as scions? What happen if I just plant them? What about the scion I took off the 3 variety apple tree from the co-op. I put it in rooting hormone and it seems to be loving life! Will it produce?
I wish I had more people in my area to learn about growing in Tennessee, so here is my call out to you.
What kind of things are yall planting? If you are planting in a large area, how are you keeping it watered? Have you had problems with pests? Invasive species? Root rot?
Have you ever heard of Stony Pit Virus? Am I an idiot for cutting down the pear trees that were here with "Stony Pit Virus"? What about deer? Are they going to come trample all our hard work?
So many questions!!!