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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2018, 02:20:30 PM »
'I have over 50 trees now, so it's getting a little harder to cover all of them."

If they are as spaced out as they appear in your pictures you will end up working yourself to death every year. That will eventually lead to selective reduction of your collection. I know from experience as I have a large collection. It is far better to go ahead and design a frame that can be used over and over again. Though not as aestetically pleasing than removing the frames each spring- the best are those semi permanant in nature. I have experimented with many many designs over the years.  If you want to keep them so they produce non juevenile fruit   they will be 10-12 feet tall on a mater of a few more years and the  current frames will be impossible . Go ahead and set up one of these to experimant with. I used a side yard to develop the best set up to use in my orchard.  The 45 degree roof sheds snow,rain. It is very easy to vent  and very sturdy. Use snap clamps to hold greenhouse plastic to the frame. Will survive 60mph winds. Can be made of pipe like mine or pvc. The frame in the picture below is from several years ago. Ive gotten 3 years out of it so far and this summer will raise it up higher.   Cheap to build and can grow full size tree in one....Oh and used the thermocube mentioned before as recommend to me by Citradia last year- they do work well with heater to control temps. Benifit- not shuffling around building cold frames for days eash season and 45 min vs 2-3 hours for me each night it drops below freezing.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2018, 08:03:44 PM »


Luckcloud: this roll-up-a-side-of-yo greenhouse method on warm days has saved me a lot of daily work in the winter.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2018, 09:23:25 PM »
That's great. I was looking at this one: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B001KBY9ZK/?coliid=I2O28BQJDQPHWH&colid=3GNEUS6KTVOZD&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it with the thought that on the coldest nights (arctic blasts, etc), I could cover the whole thing with an extra layer of frost blaket or tarp.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2018, 09:58:35 PM »
Luckycloud, I don't know about your yard, but where I live, mountain top, I get such high winds in winter, I have to use 4x4 wooden frames wrapped in plastic (4mil) and either sink the posts into ground or stake them down with rebar; last winter My new frame didn't last a day, being blown off the ridge in front of my house before I had a chance to stake it down at the end of October. That little greenhouse from Amazon would be flattened by snow/ice if I could stake it down. NC is a different growing experience I think from our comrades in SC and GA.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2018, 11:47:38 AM »
I planted my main orchard 3 x 9 trees with plans to cover the rows of trees. It has worked fairly well, but then We went crazy and started putting trees everywhere. Most are still somewhat in rows, but we cover those separately.



 
I do plan on going more semi permanent on my structures, but I do love the look of an open orchard during summer. Still debating...


TFN 

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2018, 08:21:17 PM »
No high winds here, I'm in the middle of an urban area (NC Triangle) and there's lots of windbreak on all sides of my site.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 07:20:32 AM »
Best of luck to all cold hardy citrus pioneers!

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2018, 05:08:53 PM »
Citradia you are one of the longtime cold hardy citrus pioneers.  Hope to see you again in Valdosta.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 09:17:21 PM »
Thanks, Millet.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2018, 09:23:03 PM »
Looks like the Southeast Citrus Expo will be in Valdosta November 16 and 17th this year. I hope to attend.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2018, 03:07:29 PM »
A few more pics from middle Ga.... the last ones, I promise  Lol.


Changshou (Fukushu) Kumquat forming blossoms in August?




Bumper Satsuma



Arctic Frost Satsuma




3 year old Meyer Lemon  Takes a lot of pruning to keep it contained.

I hope too meet and greet many of you at the Citrus Expo in Valdosta Ga. in November.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2018, 06:49:06 PM »
Nice looking trees TFN

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »
Update:



Meyer lemons..almost ready..




Dekopon..getting there...





Owari...won't be long...


TFN

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2018, 08:35:48 PM »
Nice! Will be getting our first freezing temperatures next week you canít be too far behind

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2018, 07:21:01 AM »
TFN, what is the white covering over your frames in the photo above? Is the frame a metal pipe car port assembly? It looks like one my father has. Cost effective and easy to acquire and assemble frames is something Iím interested in.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2018, 03:33:42 PM »
Forumfool, yeah looks like it won't be long, now.  However, they have moderated the temps up a bit for next week, so...fingers crossed.

Citradia, those frames are made of 3/4 pvc class 200 pipe, with 1 oz. frost cloth.  The frame is held down with 1 inch pvc pipe driven into the ground and the 3/4 pipe is dropped down into it.  The cover is held down with 6 inch by 1 inch ground staples.  We roll a piece of 3/4 inch  pipe on the bottom of the fabric before the staples go in to help with removal.  We also use snap clamps to secure fabric to pvc frame.  We usually only lift the southern side in the mornings and lay it over the north side and secure with snap clamps until late evening. This allows for ample sun to warm soil during the day.  We also have a 55 gallon barrel of water at each tree to help moderate temps.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2018, 03:37:59 PM »



Citradia, I found a better picture, that may help.

TFN

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2018, 08:08:19 PM »
Thanks TFN. Where do you purchase the frost cloth?

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2018, 08:41:11 PM »
 Citradia, if I remember correctly, we got it from greenhousemegastore.com.  That is where we found the best price with shipping.

TFN

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2018, 07:00:10 AM »
Thanks TFN.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
Happy to help.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2018, 02:23:58 PM »



Well, my little trees have their PJs on.  All we have to do is pull them up on cold nights, and fasten with ball bungees. Hopefully, the extra large hot water bottle (55 gal. barrel) will help keep them warm.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2018, 03:29:16 PM »
Well, my little trees have their PJs on.
Very creative setup.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2018, 04:23:41 PM »
Thanks, SoCal.  With the ever increasing number of trees in my yard, I have to come up with easier ways to cover the young trees.  Once they get around 5 ft. tall, my wife has to use a step stool to help me, as she is vertically challenged, (Short). LOL.

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Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2018, 03:56:13 PM »
I wonder as the trees get bigger it wouldnít be more efficient to build a hoop house around the lot of them for winter. Not sure how big you want them to be

 

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