Apple season. The air is sugared with the sweet scent of fruit warmed by the September sun. Driving down country lanes, my eye is drawn almost constantly to the bright red orbs of apple trees. They grow wildly and randomly; in the middle of an empty field in the deep dusk of a late summer […]
Why every homestead needs apple trees.
We live in NC zone 7b, so the best time to plant fruit trees is actually the fall/beginning of winter here. This gives the roots a chance to get in deep before the heat and dryness of summer comes. Further up north, you have to do the opposite and plant in the spring. So at […]