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Three years ago we planted 50 seedling wild plums (latin name Prunus Americana, also known as American Plum and Goose Plum) in front of what was previously a greyhound doghouse that prior to that was used for raising pigs. Last year we already had a few flowers on the trees, but none turned into fruit.

This year the seedlings are already looking like real trees. Many were blooming profusely the first two weeks of May. This is what they looked like on May 15th (see picture). The blooms are mostly spent now and I am seeing some fruit starting to form - hope it will be ready for us to try by Independence Day.

Oh, and that doghouse in the background, I had it fixed up a bit, a small portion of the roof was replaced by triple layer Israeli greenhouse panels and another section of the roof next to it was removed entirely - that's my new garden. The greenhouse panels insulate sufficiently and let enough light in so that I can use this old structure to raise goats, turkeys and chickens (from 8 weeks old) and to start plants in March with no artificial lights and no heating. The younger chicks, of course, must be kept much warmer, so the brooding area is equipped with heat lamps.

Wild plums in front of the converted greenhouse

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