If you want to plant an orchard, consider dwarf fruit trees. They stay small, so you can tuck them into any sunny corner on your property. Here’s how to decide what to plant and how to plant them!
We learned a lesson about rodents and fruit trees the hard way this winter. We’d never had this problem before, but apparently we’d never had the right conditions for it before. Deep, persistent snow cover creates the ideal conditions for rodents to attack tree bark because they can do so without worrying about predators. This […]
Starting a homestead orchard this spring? Learn about the plants we chose on our one acre micro farm in northern New Hampshire.
This Spring we were due to prune our grapefruit trees, which we’re going to do every 2-3 years. Here are the steps we followed…
Having an orchard on the homestead is a worthy pursuit, but it can be an expensive endeavor. So how can you have a rewarding bountiful orchard without over spending? Try your hand at grafting. It’s an affordable way that just takes a little know how and practice. In this article we will tell you how […]
Many people consider the mulberry tree an invasive and messy waste of precious property space. Homesteaders however may want to take a closer look at this underappreciated tree. Check out a few of the wonderful qualities of this generous giver and see if you a agree that the mulberry is a great homestead fruit tree.