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: August 2013

Recipe for a Fall Fruit Harvest

Black­ber­ries seem to be the fruit that bridges the har­vest from the end of sum­mer to the entrance of fall. It’s always tempt­ing to pick these glis­ten­ing dark jew­els before they are quite ripe. Their bright shiny appear­ance and large size just calls out to be plucked. Of course you can pick them, but they […]

Fruit Gardening is Much Like Being a Boy Scout

Yes, fruit gar­den­ing really is much like being a Boy Scout. One of the big keys to long-term fruit gar­den suc­cess is being pre­pared. Right now — in late sum­mer — is the per­fect time to take on that prepa­ra­tion. “What’s that,” you say, “now?” Yes indeed! A boun­ti­ful fruit gar­den takes some plan­ning and a […]