Trellis & Arbor Ideas
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Trellis & Arbor Ideas

Vertical gardening with roses, grapes and other vines on arbors and trellises. Wellinto his winter garden planning, your friendly Planet Natural blogger is thinking of vertical growing, both…

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Your Grandfather’s Apples
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Your Grandfather’s Apples

Heirloom apple trees yield treasures from the past. Withan apple I will astonish Paris. — Paul Cezanne This time of the year, when cider presses across the country…

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Taking Care of Fruit Trees… Organically
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Taking Care of Fruit Trees… Organically

A comprehensive guide to fruit and nut tree problems for organic growers. Nothing causes organic gardeners more worries, and more temptation to resort to harmful sprays and other…

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Last Call for Planting Fruit Trees
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Last Call for Planting Fruit Trees

Apple, peach, cherry, plums and others planted now can provide a lifetime of rewards. Inapractice — raising one’s own food — that’s full of satisfying activity, there’s little…

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Starting a Home Orchard: Plan Ahead
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Starting a Home Orchard: Plan Ahead

Now’s the time to consider planting fruit trees in the spring. Theonsetof winter weather signals the beginning of one of gardening’s most enjoyable past times: dreaming! If you…

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Growing Organic Fruit
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Growing Organic Fruit

Reading through Danny L. Barney’s new book Storey’s Guide To Growing Organic Orchard Fruits (Storey Publishing) not only got us to thinking about what it takes to grow apples,…

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Strawberry
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Strawberry

Tips and techniques for growing strawberries, a favorite in the organic garden. Sunlight: Full Maturity: June-bearing types, one year after planting before harvest; 60 days (second blossoming) for…

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Grape
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Grape

One of the first cultivated fruits is making a comeback as home gardeners start growing grapes for juice and wine. Sunlight: Full sun Maturity: Up to 3 years Height: 4 to…

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Plan On Planting Apple Trees Now
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Plan On Planting Apple Trees Now

Tips and techniques for spring planting of apple trees. There’s no more rewarding investment than planting apple trees. Trees that you plant early next spring may start yielding…

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Hybridization, GMOs and Honeycrisp Apples
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Hybridization, GMOs and Honeycrisp Apples

Wedon’t mind admitting that honeycrisp apples, a fairly recent newcomer to the world of apples, are our favorite apple for just plain eating. Their tartness balanced with a…

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