Category Archive: Orchards

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Jun 14

How to Propagate Fig Trees for Free

This step by step tutorial of how to propagate fig trees for free can be a money saving way for a homesteader to establish their own orchard inexpensively. Any good potting soil, course sand or  pure Perlite will root the cuttings. Some gardeners root house plant cuttings in water, but a lot of trees and shrubs …

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Jun 10

How to Shape Fruit Espalier Living Wall Trees

The British American colonies have made use of espalier lattice work, frame work and wall support systems for centuries. Used to define garden boundaries with ornamental or fruit bearing trees, they were also a focal point and form of art as well as practical. Espalier comes from the Italian spalliera which means something to rest …

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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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