A few thoughts about the activities here in southwest Missouri this spring, including plans for a garden, thinning and pruning trees, and salvaging urban logs
The process of training and pruning blackberry plants is demystified by a gardening expert from Gurney's Seed.
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.
The perfect partner for pruning, weeding and harvesting.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
Try these organic techniques to help prevent tomato early blight.
Pruning apple trees to a three by three central leader shape for strength against high winds and to prevent fungal infection.
Grapes can grow anywhere, thriving in a variety of climates and soil types. Growing grapes is rewarding, because after a few years they produce abundant fruit and quickly provide architectural interest in the edible landscape.
Pruning perennials is essential for plant health and vigorous production.