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"Your mind is a garden, your thoughts
are the seeds, the harvest can be either
flowers or weeds- unknown

GARDENS & FRUIT TREES
Fruit & Nut Trees
 
VEGETABLE GARDENS
We use only organic methods for growing our fruit and nut trees as well as the vegetable gardens, Most everything here is planted from organic sources including many heirloom seeds. We live in a  remote area so there is little chance of cross pollination from other gardens or commercial GMO garden sources. We collect our seeds at the end of each growing cycle for next years planting and have a variety of  flower, herbs and vegetables. There are several food dehydrators where we can dry our excess foods.
 
We have very good soil for gardening.   At times we need to add sulphur because of the high caliche/alkaline properties.  We have also integrated a product called EM (effective microorganism) This is a  beneficial liquid that breaks down compost and in small doses enhances plant growth by encouraging beneficial organisms as well as moisture holding properties to our soil. We also raise  earthworms to digest lots of compost. One of the best advantages of living at this elevation (2750') and having protection from the mountains surrounding our valley is the year round planting cycles. 

FRUIT AND NUT TREES
Wind Spirit has over 90 varieties of organic fruit and nut trees (see list below), We have hundreds of mature organic fruit and nut trees and add new trees every year. This amount of trees and plant life within a small area creates a large somewhat self supporting plant biomass. Our trees are not planted in traditional orchard rows but planted in a way that it feels more like a forest than an orchard and all the varieties are planted interspersed with each other and the native trees scattered over our lower land area.  In the spring we get peaches, loquats, carob, mulberries, and still more citrus. In the summer we have many stone fruits such as peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, apples, cherries, and others such as guavas, almonds, mulberries, grapes, figs, and more. In the fall we have more figs, peaches, pears, pomegranates, and walnuts.  All this creates a constant year round harvest both from vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

          

                             

               

Sprout house is only occasionally used these days. There were two residents who sold sprouts at farmers markets but have since moved on.

 

Collecting Saguaro Cactus Fruit

Scientists estimate our-hostile seeming Sanoran desert terrain is home to more than 500 non-cultivated edible plants. Article DesertLeaf  March 2014

  

  

 

 

Fruit & Nut Trees

Fruit & Nut Trees

Fruit & Nut Trees

 

Native and others

 
         
Almond
Apple Crab
Apple Golden Del
Apple Green
Apple Yellow
Apple Rose
Apricot
Barlet Pears
Black Walnut
Carob
Cherries Bing
Date Palm
English Walnut
Figs White Medulla
Figs Black mission
Figs Yellow
Brown Turkey figs
Grapefruit Pink
Grapefruit Ruby Reds
Grapefruit White
Grapes Concord
Grapes Red seedless
Guava Pineapple
Guava Strawberry
Jujube
Kumquat
Lemon Ponderosa
Lemon common
Lemon meyer
Lemon Orange
Lime
Limequat
Loquat
Nectarine
Orange Blood
Orange Navel
Orange pink Navel
Orange Valencia
Orange Wrinkled
Olives (black)
Peach Early spring yellow
Peach White elephant
Peach Orange
Peach Indian Red
Pears Apple
Pears Asian
Persimmon Oriental
Persimmon Kaki
Pink Mulberry
Pistachio nuts
Plum Italian
Plum Japanese
Plum Santa Rosa
Plum yellow
Plumcot
Pomegranate Red
Pomegranate Granada
Purple Mulberry
Quince Apple
Tangelos
Tangerines
White Zapote
 
Acacia
Agave- Multiple verities
Aloe Multiple verities
Bamboo Multiple verities
Barrel Cactus
Blue Spruce
Butterfly Bushes
Cholla cactus
Hedgehog cactus
Italian Cyprus
Fan Palms
Juniper
Magnolia
Pines Multiple verities
Roses Multiple verities
Saguaro Cactus
Tobacco (wild)
Bottle brush
Texas Mt Laurel
Blue Paloverde
Foothill Paloverde
Chaparral
Mesquite
Cat Claw
Jojoba
Indian Hathorne
Hackberry
Wolfberry
Ocotillio
Prickly pear
Night blooming cactus
Mormon tea
Soap tree yucca
San Pedro cactus
 
 
Photos top to bottom
Large Solar Dehydrator
inside greenhouse
Sunflower
Greenhouse door
That is one large grapefruit
2010 Garden Tomato's bamboo racks
2010 Garden Tomato's closeup
Garden June 2010
Garden June 2010
Sprout House
Sprout house inside
Amy growing sprouts
Collecting Saguaro cactus fruits (7)
 

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