Fruit Trees





5/11/2015
Gardening in containers can address a number of gardening situations such as adding color to a patio, controlling soil pH, allowing sensitive plants to be portable, and water conservation.
5/5/2014
Gardeners don't have to live in a semi-tropical zone to grow organic lemons, limes, oranges, and other citrus fruits. Proper technique with potted plants can yield a bounty of delicately flavored, vitamin-rich citrus.
3/19/2014
Sam Benowitz and Tara Bittler are joining the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Blog Squad, and they break down the types of gardening and fruit-growing information they will share with you each week.
3/5/2014
Growing peach pits doesn't get much easier than this.
3/5/2014
Figs, grapes, hazels, rabbiteye blueberries, and gooseberries are among the easiest plants to propagate using cuttings, layering, or just by digging up suckers.
2/10/2014
Espalier allows a gardener to grow a dwarf fruit tree along a wall or fence, binding it for support, and sculpting the branches to follow certain lines, as Japanese artists do with bonsai trees.
2/7/2014
You can get twigs to graft onto your rootstock for the price of shipping a padded envelope, allowing you to grow rare fruit-tree varieties for nearly nothing.
12/18/2013
Food preservationist Tammy Kimbler teaches you how to make apple pie fruit leather from urban-foraged apples.
5/13/2013
My favorite graft for these tree makeovers is known as a bark graft and the time to do it is just as leaves are beginning to poke out of recently dormant stems and the bark easily separates from the wood. Which is now, early May, here in New York’s Hudson Valley. Ideally, foot-long scions of one-year-old wood (last years growth) have been gathered a few weeks previous and have been kept dormant with refrigeration.
4/3/2013
A look at the wonderful mulberry tree.
3/11/2013
A profile of the wonderfully tough loquat tree.
2/26/2013
A neglected, overgrown, old apple tree does have charm, its gnarled, elbowed branches seemingly ready to reach out for a hug. The fruits, unfortunately, more often than not are too small, too pest-ridden, and too high in the tree. My fear of heights makes the last deficiency most important to me. Large, clean fruits are for nought if I can’t bring myself to climb a ladder or the branches for harvest.
2/19/2013
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
1/17/2013
Avoid frost damage to your fruit crops by following these tips for planting fruit trees and protecting them from frost.
11/14/2012
The author figures out a way to outsmart tree-damaging rodents.
10/30/2012
Painting tree trunks white can help you reduce the effect of erratic temperatures on the trees’ bark.
4/16/2012
Pruning perennials is essential for plant health and vigorous production.
2/21/2012
Growing fruit trees in a home orchard requires some study as well as some prep.
2/15/2012
It's mid-February, time to start thinking about spring! Ira Wallace helps us make our garden plan, remember our perennials, and Plant a Row for the Hungry this year.
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.
11/25/2011
Fall sheet mulching of perennial plantings assists in fertility and weed suppression.
6/30/2011
Maddy Harland describes the canopy layer of a temperate forest garden and shares some useful tips on designing and planting useful and edible tree crops.
3/28/2011
Pruning apple trees to a three by three central leader shape for strength against high winds and to prevent fungal infection.
1/26/2011
Grow organic fruit trees and harvest bug-free, chemical-free fruit by covering your fruit with homemade bags made from row cover. Use row cover bags as an alternative to plastic bags. Row cover bags are more effective and have fewer issues than plastic bags.
8/24/2010
The future of the Pavlovsk Station in Russia is in jeopardy due to a pending housing development project. Find out what you can do to help save the world’s largest holding of rare berries and trees.
5/26/2010
Self-pollinating apple trees allow homeowners with little space to reap the benefits of this fresh, nutritious fruit. While typical apple breeds require planting at least two trees in the same space so they can pollinate each other, self-fertile trees can produce fruit without another tree around.
7/30/2008
"Local" is always the best answer, even when it comes to fruit trees.




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