The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Nanking cherry: Early bloomer

Nanking cherry bloom

Nanking cherries bloom on our farm before any other fruiting plants...which is pretty but tends to mean we don't get any fruit from the bushes.

Of course, the lack of fruit could also be due to the location off the beaten path. Do late freezes nip incipient fruits or do birds nibble the cherries before I notice them? Maybe one of these days I'll be astute enough to find out....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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My peach tree is loaded with blooms sigh better luck next year...
Comment by kayla Sat Mar 11 14:40:16 2017

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