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 […]
The first year on a new homestead can be very overwhelming. What do you do first? What’s the most important? We want everything accomplished as quickly as possible, but we also know it’s impossible. Take the guess work and frustration out of trying to decide what plants to put in the garden first. We’ve done […]
Painting tree trunks with white latex paint is common to prevent sun scorch in the winter and to deter boring pests like beetles.
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!
I discovered another gardening video the other day, The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic. I bought the downloadable version of the almost 2-hour film and LOVED it. I am now dreaming of not only a Back to Eden garden and a farm stand, but a permaculture orchard as well!
Early summer apples were once essential to maintaining a year round food supply. With global trade, early apples are no longer popular since you can get fall varieties shipped half way around the world to meet demand anytime of the year. If you’re looking to grow more of your own fruit and concerned with keeping […]