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.

Tag Archives: cider pressing

Nine Steps to Winter-proofing Your Fruit Garden

As we enjoy the “Indian sum­mer” weather we are also aware that this is the time to pre­pare the fruit gar­den for the win­ter ahead. Up here in the north, as Octo­ber arrives we know that soon the white stuff is going to fly. Here are items not to be for­got­ten that will help your […]

Celebrate the Harvest with a Cider Pressing Party

Getting ready to press cider

This past week­end our neigh­bors threw their annual cider press­ing party. It’s always great fun to get together with friends and wrap up the har­vest before the snow flies. If you are blessed with an over abun­dance of fruit, there is still time to orga­nize your own cider mak­ing shindig. If you are lucky you […]