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 Orchardist: FAQs

Author: Stella Otto

Pages: 250
Size: 6x9. Trade paperback
Black & white line illustrations
Resource lists
Trouble shooting guide
Monthly almanac
Glossary. Index.
$16.95 USD

ISBN: 978-0-9634520-3-0

Pub Date: January 1, 1995

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

Inter­view Ques­tions about The Back­yard Orchardist

1. What are some of the best kinds of fruit trees to grow in your own yard? Are cer­tain fruit trees eas­ier to care for than oth­ers? What is best for beginners?

2. I don’t have a lot of space, can I still grow a fruit tree? How much yard space is needed for the dif­fer­ent kinds of fruit trees you would recommend?

3. What kind of soil do fruit trees like best?

4. What kinds of care and main­te­nance are needed for dif­fer­ent fruit trees?

5. How old must the fruit trees be before they begin producing?

6. How long is the har­vest­ing sea­son for home-grown tree fruit?

7. Can you grow your own fruit trees from seed? Where is the best place to buy a fruit tree for my garden?

8. I’ve heard, that you need more than one kind of fruit tree or the tree won’t pro­duce? Is that true?

9. Do any fruit trees make good con­tainer plants and still pro­duce fruit for those with a smaller yard?

10. How tall will fruit trees grow?

11. I would like to grow my fruit trees com­pletely organ­i­cally, but I’m find­ing it is harder to do than I expected. What can I do?

12. What are the ben­e­fits of grow­ing your own fruit trees instead of buy­ing fruit from the store?

13. How do you pre­serve fruit that you harvest?

14. What spe­cial fea­tures or tips does The Back­yard Orchardist have that I might not find in other fruit grow­ing books?

15. Where can I get a copy of The Back­yard Orchardist?

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