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A farmer I know uses his loquat trees as support for his vegetables to climb. Check this picture; the blooms are from his vegetable ?

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I hope the loquat tree is strong enough. The seminal Indians used to plant their pumpkins next to Oak trees for them to grow up. And I know people that grow passion vines up trees and mulberry trees That’s a one of the practices in food forests grow your vines up your trees. Dragon fruit is good for that too.

Donto101 Level 7 Sep 11, 2018

Im sure it is. The owners are vietnamese. They have been planting veggies climbing loquats for decades. They hve around a dozen loquat trees with a couple veggies growing under each. Very creative

@Zoohome that’s a great trick. I wasn’t shure strong the were. I have a couple I will have to plant vines on them too. They fruit early so they would be perfect

@Donto101 yes it is. It made me think how we do and how thrifty they are. Why go and get a trellis, or spend time and money with a climbing structure wile we can just use trees already on our yard.
Im sure he has other nifty routines. ?


Doesn't the tree mind?

CeliaVL Level 7 Sep 11, 2018

I guess not, since he has been using it for years


That's a really a cool idea.

Sheannutt Level 9 Sep 11, 2018

Picking the ones on top is gonna be a b**ch. I am not a fan of ladders.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Sep 11, 2018

What's a bench got to do with fruit picking?


I used to use some of my trees as support for my loofas, that kind of looks like what that is, but almost all of the squash /gourds have similar leaves and fruit.

glennlab Level 9 Sep 11, 2018

They do look like loofas. We grew loofas back in Brazil. I should plant them again


What kinds of vegetables is he growing ?

Cast1es Level 8 Sep 11, 2018

Some sort of vietnamese squash. He has said the name twice, but i can't never remember. You can see it hanging low, its huge.
Next time i go to his farm I'll ask for one.

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