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: April 2013

Building Soils Naturally: Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners — Book Review

Building Soils Naturally

Book Review   Title: Build­ing Soils Nat­u­rally: Inno­v­a­tive Meth­ods for Organic Gar­den­ers Author: Phil Nauta Strong points: Bal­anced approach to the “natural/organic” phi­los­o­phy; not so fanat­i­cally anti-synthetic or blindly, “nat­ural” only as some authors can be. Help­ful sum­mary points at the end of each chap­ter. Excel­lent expla­na­tion of why pH is not just a num­ber and why […]

The “Oh My Gosh” Moment — Planting the Fruit Garden

For many gar­den­ers, plant­ing a first fruit gar­den is much like the day new par­ents bring their baby home from the hos­pi­tal. Months of excit­ing prepa­ra­tion are behind you and now, all of a sud­den, near panic… oh my gosh, what am I sup­posed to DO with this? How do I plant it? How much […]