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 […]
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 […]
Painting tree trunks with white latex paint is common to prevent sun scorch in the winter and to deter boring pests like beetles.
Most of us tend to go about our everyday activities without giving the trees surrounding us much thought. National Arbor Day is a holiday that reminds us all of the importance and value every single tree has. Arbor Day is recognized and observed around the world by all different cultures. In the United States, it […]
It might have been when I came home with a 1 gallon Meyer Lemon tree that my S.O. started to realize we were in deep when it came to indoor gardening… but by that time it was too late. That tree was our first deviation from the common indoor houseplant and despite my repeated attempts […]