Category Archives: Orchards

Growing Peaches

Growing Peaches

Growing peaches and how to do so. This article will tell you how to grow peaches and how to feed the trees along with pruning and maintenance of your peach tree or trees. I remember as kid being able to pick a peach and they would be so ripe and juicy that you would have…Continue Reading

Growing Hazelnuts or Filberts Nuts on a Homestead

If you have an interest in plants that also produce food, like fruit trees and bushes, then you’ll love this tutorial. Growing hazelnuts isn’t something that many people consider, but the bushes provide a beautifully landscape piece as well as producing a delicious nut. And, by following this guide, you’ll find that growing, harvesting, and…Continue Reading

How to Propagate Fig Trees for Free

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading