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.

Category Archives: Growing fruit in containers

Dealing with Raised Beds, Strawberry Pyramids, and Containers in Winter

Sit­u­a­tions where straw­berry plants are more exposed to soil freez­ing and the root and crown dam­age that accom­pa­nies it bear spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion. This would include plants grown in raised beds, pyra­mids, bar­rels, and pots. Ide­ally mov­ing con­tainer grown plants to a pro­tected but unheated garage may help pro­tect them from wind dessi­ca­tion and mild freezing. […]

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 […]