Mulching fruit trees for more fruit – really!

Mulching fruit trees for more fruit – really!

Most of us mulch our fruit trees. We mulch for weed suppression, moisture retention, and to protect the tree from mowers and string trimmers. All of these are important, but to your fruit trees, how you mulch is important – it can actually affect how productive your...

Square Foot Gardening – Not by the Book!

Square Foot Gardening has taken the home vegetable garden world by storm, and with good reason. It is a great way to manage succession planting and crop rotation in a small family garden. The book offers a lot of great information, but to be successful using this...
Harvesting at the Peak of Perfection

Harvesting at the Peak of Perfection

Many things can affect the quality of your homegrown fruits and veggies – fertility, water, sunshine, and even temperature. But all things considered, harvesting at the wrong time can ruin even the best efforts. We need to harvest at the peak of flavor and texture in...
Ornamedibles – The Climbers

Ornamedibles – The Climbers

Blending edible plants into the ornamental garden is a trend that is growing by the season. There are several things driving this trend. One is space. It does not take long after we start growing fruits and vegetables that space becomes an issue. We fill all of our...