Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fruit Growing in Containers — A Solution for Gardeners with Limited Space and Time

In today’s mobile soci­ety con­tainer gar­den­ing can be the answer for pas­sion­ate green thumbs who do not have their own per­ma­nent piece of ground or only a very small one. Con­tainer gar­den­ing makes sense for a num­ber of rea­sons: New gar­den­ers can start small and add to their gar­den as expe­ri­ence increases their exper­tise. Many con­tain­ers are […]

Simplify the Hunt for the Perfect Fruit Tree

Where can I buy the best fruit trees or berry bushes?” is a ques­tion often asked by novice fruit gar­den­ers. Find­ing the best suited plants for your gar­den con­di­tions is an extremely impor­tant foun­da­tion for a suc­cess­ful fruit gar­den but it isn’t really as hard as most peo­ple think. Where could gar­den­ers begin their search? The […]

The Perfect Place for a Fruit Garden

How sim­ple it would be if all yards pro­vided the ideal site for grow­ing fruit. The good news is with a lit­tle bit of atten­tion to pre-planning and the right selec­tion, many can come close. If one were to define an ideal site for a fruit gar­den it would likely be:     sandy loam or loam […]