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.

The BackYard Berry Book: Table of Contents


Author: Stella Otto

Pages: 288
Size: 6 x 9. Trade paperback
Black & white line illustrations
Charts
Resource lists
Trouble shooting guide
Monthly almanac
Glossary. Index.
$17.95 USD

ISBN: 978-0-9634520-6-1

Pub Date: April 1, 1995

Published by: OttoGraphics (Distributed by: Chelsea Green Publishing)

Table of Con­tents from The Back­yard Berry Book

List of illus­tra­tions & charts

1. Suc­cess with Back­yard Berries

Sec­tion I. Get­ting to the Roots — Fun­da­men­tals of Small Fruit Growing

2. Select­ing the Right Site
Select­ing the Site — Soil — Prepar­ing the Site — Con­trol­ling Weeds and Nema­todes -
Adjust­ing pH — Adding Organic Mat­ter — Cor­rect­ing Soil — Drainage Prob­lems — Wind­breaks
3. Plant Selec­tion and Prop­a­ga­tion
Select­ing a Healthy Plant — Types of Nurs­ery Stock — Select­ing Spe­cific Vari­eties — Prop­a­ga­tion Meth­ods & Tech­niques
4. A Bit of Berry Botany
Parts of the Plant and Flower — What is a Berry? — Under­stand­ing Fruit Bud Devel­op­ment — Chill­ing — Pol­li­na­tion — Cold Har­di­ness
5. Soil Nutri­tion, pH, and Water
Pho­to­syn­the­sis — Soil pH:What is it? — Mod­i­fy­ing pH — Choos­ing a Fer­til­izer — Func­tions and Sources of Impor­tant Plant Nutri­ents — Soil and Tis­sue Test­ing — Under­stand­ing Your Soil Test Results — Fer­til­izer: How Much? — Water: How Much? — Irri­ga­tion — Mulching — Com­post
6. Pest Con­trol Strate­gies
Approaches to Pest Con­trol: Cul­tural, Chem­i­cal, Organic, and Bio­log­i­cal -
Inte­grated Pest Man­age­ment — Effec­tive Pest Con­trol — Safe Han­dling of Pes­ti­cides
7. Insect: Friend or Foe
Under­stand­ing Insect Life Cycles — Insect Dam­age — Gen­eral Insect Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion — Using and Encour­ag­ing Ben­e­fi­cial Insects for Pest Con­trol — Effec­tive Use of Ben­e­fi­cial Organ­isms
8. Dis­ease Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion
Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Fun­gus Dis­eases — Bac­te­r­ial Dis­eases — Viruses & Mis­cel­la­neous Dis­or­ders — Nema­todes
9. Wildlife Pests
Birds — Deer — Rodents — Gophers, Rac­coons and Porcupines

Sec­tion II. Early Spring Fruit

10. Straw­ber­ries
Select­ing & Prepar­ing the Site — Growth Habits & Spe­cific Vari­eties — Plant­ing Sys­tems — Plant­ing in Small Spaces — Plant­ing — Care of the Berry Plant­ing — Ren­o­va­tion — Pests and Dis­eases — Har­vest
11. Rhubarb
Site Selec­tion Prepa­ra­tion and Plant­ing — Gen­eral Care — Vari­eties — Pests and Dis­eases — Harvest

Sec­tion III. Brambles

12. Bram­ble Basics
Site Selec­tion — Select­ing and Car­ing for Bram­ble Vari­eties — Plant­ing and Spac­ing — Water — Fer­til­izer — Prun­ing and Trel­lis­ing — Insects and Dis­eases
13. Rasp­ber­ries
Types & Vari­eties — Thim­ble­ber­ries & Wineber­ries — Prun­ing — Har­vest
14. Black­berry
Types & Vari­eties — Plant­ing — Prun­ing — Harvest

Sec­tion IV. Bush Fruit

15. Blue­ber­ries
Types and Vari­eties — Site Require­ments — Soil Require­ments — Plant Selec­tion and Plant­ing — Care after Plant­ing — Plant­ing in Con­tain­ers — Fer­til­izer and Water — Prun­ing — Dis­eases — Insects — Har­vest
16. Lin­gonber­ries
Growth Habit — Site Require­ments — Vari­eties — Plant­ing — Ongo­ing Care — Fer­til­izer and Water — Pests and Dis­eases — Har­vest
17. Cur­rants and Goose­ber­ries
Site Require­ments — Pol­li­na­tion — Vari­eties — Plant­ing — Prun­ing — Fer­til­izer and Water -
Dis­eases and Insect Pests — Harvest

Sec­tion V. Vine Fruit

18. Gen­eral Char­ac­ter­is­tics and Cul­ture of Grapes
Cli­matic Effects on Site Selec­tion — Site Selec­tion and Soil — Plant­ing the Vine -
Spe­cial Ter­mi­nol­ogy — Trel­lis Design Fun­da­men­tals — Vine Train­ing Sys­tems — Pests and
Dis­eases — Weed Con­trol
19. Bunch Grapes
Types & Vari­eties — Fer­til­izer and Water — Care of the Young Vine­yard — Train­ing — Prun­ing — Clus­ter Thin­ning — Grow­ing in Con­tain­ers — Win­ter Pro­tec­tion — Har­vest
20. Mus­ca­dine Grapes
Vari­eties — Pol­li­na­tion — Train­ing the Young Vine — Prun­ing — Fer­til­izer and Water — Fruit Drop — Win­ter Pro­tec­tion — Har­vest
21. Kiwifruit
Site and Soil Require­ments — Pol­li­na­tion — Vari­eties — Plant­ing — The First Crit­i­cal Years — Grow­ing in Con­tain­ers — Fer­til­izer and Water — Frost Pro­tec­tion — Prun­ing — Pests and
Dis­eases — Harvest

Sec­tion VI. Resources

Trou­bleshoot­ing Ques­tions & Answers
Sea­sonal Activ­ity Cal­en­dar
Sources of Plant Stock/Nurseries
Asso­ci­a­tions
Pub­li­ca­tions
Fur­ther Read­ing
Glos­sary
Index