There is something nostalgic about an orchard in bloom or during the harvest with the branches bending over heavy with fruit. Planting fruit trees seems to be a priority with a lot of new home owners. Whether it’s a few trees or a more ambitious effort there are important considerations in planning and establishing a […]
With the fruit harvest winding down, don’t neglect some essential chores that are necessary in the organic orchard. A healthy productive harvest next year depends a lot on following through with good care in the fall. Here are ways to take care of your orchard during fall season and prevent diseases from spreading.
No kidding it’s a real berry! A gooseberry is also a term referring to a “fool.” Put them together and you have an English dessert call Gooseberry Fool which is stewed gooseberries folded into a cream. It may be fool hardy to not try this backyard small fruit in your garden. It is a slightly […]
Ever wondered what are the best plants to start with if you are a new gardener? Well, there are some plants that are very easy to grow. Raspberries are easy to grow, and can produce prolifically in the right circumstances. Here’s how to grow raspberries, and the best part is, you don’t even have to […]
Is it possible to grow fruit trees from seed? Or will the fruit be totally different from the parent plant? Years ago, I saw a tv program that tried – and succeeded – making so-called “preppers” look as crazy as possible. I found myself freuently shaking my head at the families featured on the show […]
Hardly a spring goes by when I’m not tempted to buy plants. It’s not a bad temptation, but I could seriously go WAY overboard on buying plants if I don’t watch it! Plants are kind of like chickens. Can you REALLY have too many? There’s always room for one more! This spring was no different. […]