Category Archive: Orchards

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Mar 21

Pruning Your Fruit Trees

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If you have fruit trees they need pruning sometimes. Pruning is necessary for good fruit development. If left unpruned the tree will not produce much fruit and the fruit it does produce will be only around the top where the sunlight reaches. To learn how to prune your fruit tress to keep it healthy and …

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Jan 07

Chestnuts Return to America – Food for Humans & Animals

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NW Food News website shares the bountiful harvest of the chestnut tree. In the 1930′s – 1940′s America lost up to 4 billion native chestnut trees who fell victim to a blight but through a generations of dedicated arboriculturists that have replanted the Chestnut tree are we able to enjoy this delicious nut today. Chestnuts …

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Jan 01

Strategies For Grafting Fruit Trees – Grow Multiple Type of Fruit on One Tree

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Small Kitchen Garden website shares different strategies for grafting fruit trees so that you can grow more than one type of varieties of fruit on one tree. This is an amazing way to have a larger variety of fruits that can be freshly picked and enjoyed by your family without having to plant a huge …

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Oct 06

How And Why To Plant Fruit Trees In The Fall

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Old World  Garden Farms tells us how to plant fruit trees now and explains why they should be planted in fall. If you have been wanting to plant some fruit trees at your place now is the perfect time to do it.

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Aug 03

How & Why To Plant Fruit Trees in the Fall

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Old World Garden Farms website shares how to plant fruit trees in the fall to create a food source on your homestead. A small investment in the purchase of the variety of fruit trees once established can give a yearly free harvest. You can’t get any sweeter or fresher than walking into your yard and …

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Jul 09

How to Grow Espalier Apple Trees

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I love this way of growing fruit trees. Vegetable gardener gives you step by step instructions on how to start the trees and what to do  each year after planting them. This is just cool.

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Jun 11

How To Grow Lemons Seeds

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Nice project on how to grow lemon seeds.  Please use organic lemon seeds since some non-organic lemon seeds may be incapable of germinating. Soak the lemon seeds for 24 hours. Gently pat dry. Carefully peel the outer shell – do not damage the inner seed. Plant the seeds approximately one-half inch deep in the potting …

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