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.

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Growing Fruit and Urban Homesteading in the Arizona Desert

Leaf-footed bug on quince

Recently, I had the oppor­tu­nity to explore a world of fruit grow­ing very dif­fer­ent from my usual north­ern Michi­gan venue, while on a trip to Ari­zona. One of the first things I noticed was how ubiq­ui­tous the cit­rus trees were, see­ing at least one in almost every yard. The fra­grant smell of the blos­soms was […]