Grafting fruit trees might seem like an intimidating task that not many know how to do… This is a step by step picture tutorial for grafting fruit trees.
Grafting is a basic homestead skill that’s easy to learn. If you don’t already know, most modern apple and other fruit trees; as well as some grapes, are grown from two parts: a “root stock” and a “scion”. For the purpose of this discussion we’ll refer to all hand-grafted plants as “trees”. The root stock […]
You can buy started strawberry plants at the nursery, but by buying bare root strawberry sets you can not only save a ton of money, but get a larger variety and healthier, more vigorous plants! And if your family is like mine, there can never be too many strawberries!
Although the original apple and plum trees our family planted here over 150 years ago when they inherited this land in the Homestead Act are still here, we knew modern conveniences meant we could grow other fruits and even some nut trees too. Living in the high-desert means not much rain. Using collected and passive […]
Grow Strawberries in small spaces with this DIY Strawberry Pallet Planter. Using a single wooden pallet, you can create this country chic planter that can house up to 20 healthy plants. Cleverly, this design lets you plant them along the top and through the slats in the side, maximizing space. Learn how to create the […]
What homesteader doesn’t want an orchard? Fresh fruits and nuts ready for the taking all summer and fall? Homegrown produce to fill your pantry and cold cellar? Yes please! But starting one can be quite intimidating unless you know what to consider before making the investment. Here are some tips to help you decide what […]