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: Peach Leaf Curl

Peach Leaf Curl — Control it Now!

It seems an unlikely time to be spray­ing fruit trees — late fall, as the trees go dor­mant. For Peach Leaf Curl it is the ideal time to pre­vent its occur­rence next spring. It is espe­cially impor­tant to take pre­ven­tive mea­sures if your trees were infected this past grow­ing sea­son. This is one dis­ease for […]

Winter is coming — Is your Fruit Garden Ready?

First dusting of snow in the strawberries

The arrival of win­ter is inevitable and much as we all love to gar­den, the occa­sional break from plant­ing, bat­tling pests, and har­vest­ing is an impor­tant and wel­come respite. The break is impor­tant for our fruit­ing plants as well. Although it may appear that our plants are doing noth­ing, that’s not really true. Many necessary […]