Submitted by sand in permaculture

i'm basically just trying to get good with indoor plants/possible small outdoor patch(es) while i hope to maybe one day get land. should i collect certain seeds over time, do/learn other things i can't think of due to ignorance, etc?

general beginner tips are also welcome, but i'm sure i can find plenty of beginner guides on the internet on my own so prioritize your spoons. i mean do that regardless but you know what i mean

uhh thanks and hi

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ziq wrote

Take lots of cuttings and start them in pots. Figs are an easy one to do. Just stick it in some soil while it's dormant.

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boringskip wrote

what do you mean, like a fig tree? how long does it take to produce fruit? i'm 7 years into an avacado tree and it's just getting good

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ziq wrote (edited )

My fig cuttings make fruit the first year. Knock them off tho so the tree focuses on root growth. If you use soil high in lime or amend with gypsum you'll have a sizeable tree by the end of the summer (upon planting in ground) and a small crop in year two.

Figs aren't actually fruit, they're inverted flowers, so they can produce a lot of figs with little input. They grow amazingly fast in white soils.

Avocados take 7-10 years to fruit from a seed. If you haven't already, it's Best to graft it so it only takes 3 years. They also need tons of water while figs don't need any once established. I have my avocados on a daily watering schedule.

http://figs4fun.com/Fig_Scion.html

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zzuum wrote

Tomatoes are very easy to keep alive if you have a sprout from a nursery. Just water it every day. Put some compost on the soil to revitalize it.

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existential1 wrote

Failing early and often :)

Really, just be comfortable learning whatever you can from what you try. When growing things, remember that the plant wants to live too. And most importantly, it ain't about you. It's about what it wants/needs.

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Catsforfun wrote

You can farm is a good book. I haven’t read it but some farmer guy I know likes it. Says it’s a good intro

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incendialhumano wrote

foraging > farming

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boringskip wrote

classism. not that farming is super easy with limited time, but try telling a single mother in LA to go forage.

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ziq wrote

She won't be able to farm in LA either.

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incendialhumano wrote (edited )

If only she'd join the Party, she'd be free!!!

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thelegendarybirdmonster wrote (edited )

Small scale (windowsill) plants include herbs, mint and wild strawberries: they're fun and easy to grow and will bear fruits fast.

Once you get it, test the properties of your land so you can choose the best plants for the soil/weather.

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