[permaculture] Fruit trees watering zones

rrandall1 rrandall1 at houston.rr.com
Fri Dec 8 10:33:36 EST 2006

Actually, I see by your comment that I probably mislead some of you.   
That orchard was in 1977 when I was still two years away from even  
hearing about permaculture, and it was on rented land where the  
orchard management was controlled by the owner-- a UC Riverside  
ecologist-- and I just did the work and got half of the crop.

But we did grow many kinds of citrus, bunch grapes, apricots,  
peaches, pomegranates, and figs without any spraying-- all with  
Southern California's "limitless"  supply of water from the far away  
mountains.  The trees didn't seem to mind 105û at all.

Bob Randall
On Dec 5, 2006, at 9:27 AM, Forest Garden wrote:

> Bob,
> Orcharding with only 4" of rain, 100 deg, in sandy soil is quite  
> impressive.
> What were you growing that could withstand that kind of climate?   
> Did it
> freeze there in the winter?
> Sincerely,
> Marjory
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