Category Archive: Orchards

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May 04

The Ten Rules of Homestead Tree Planting

These basic ten rules of homestead tree planting will help you grow healthy flourishing trees that can create an orchard, land boundary markers and wind breaks. The simple act of planting a tree increases your property value, creates cooling shade, life giving oxygen, home for wildlife animals and natural beauty. Different trees can also produce …

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Apr 23

Spraying Your Apple Trees For Natural Pest Control

     If you have an apple tree or multiple apple trees then you probably already know that apple trees can have many different pests. While you need some way to control the damage done by pests no one really wants to use chemical pesticides on edible fruits.HomeguidesSFGate shares homemade remedies you can use to fight …

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Feb 11

Bare Root Trees and Shrubs

Bare root trees and shrubs are an inexpensive way to add a homesteading orchard and variety of colorful shrubs to your homestead. Yes, it is that time of the year again when many homesteaders are buying in garden centers or ordering from catalogs their selections of trees and shrubs that are in their landscaping plans. …

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Oct 11

How To Do Fruit Tree Whip Grafting Propagation

This knowledgeable look into the steps of how to do fruit tree whip grafting propagation so a homesteader with limited land can grow fruit trees that have multiple varieties upon it. Instead of a tree bearing a large quantity of the same variety of fruit at once, you can spread the harvesting season (since different …

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Sep 14

How To Make A 2 Liter Plastic Bottle Fruit Picker

This step by step tutorial of how to make a 2 liter plastic bottle fruit picker on a stick is an amazing tool that will help you harvest your fruit orchard crop more safely. Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and a variety of nuts are great candidates to use this tool to pick trees. …

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Aug 16

How to Water a Tree Sapling for Guaranteed Survival

This method of how to water a tree sapling for guaranteed survival when establishing your homestead orchard is simple and frugal. A small slow stream of water trickled upon the tree sapling twice a day gives the ground time to absorb the water and not run off is the trick. Good nourished soil is also …

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