The Home Orchard Handbook

A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit Trees Anywhere

Author: Cem Akin,Leah Rottke

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610602234

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 361

Crisp apples, tart lemons, lush figs, tender peaches—imagine the bounty of a late-summer farmer’s market, right in your backyard! Learning how to plant and care for fruit trees is a desirable, accessible activity for a wide range of people. It’s a natural extension of many gardeners’ repertoires, and the investment yields generations of results. Growing your own fruit ensures a fresh, delicious, abundant harvest for your family and friends for years to come. Fruit trees diversify a region’s agricultural landscape and ecosystems, attracting pollinating bees, songbirds, and other desirable visitors. And cultivating orchards on your own decreases your reliance on grocery store distribution channels and boosts sustainability. Inside The Home Orchard Handbook, you'll find: —Strategies for choosing your orchard's site, taking into consideration soil quality, sun exposure, microclimates, drainage, and more —Information on plant selection, including what types of fruit trees do well in certain areas and how to decipher critical concepts such as "chill hours," "cultivars," "bareroot," and "cross-pollination" —Guidance on aftercare, including in-depth watering, composting, and preventative care schedules to keep your backyard orchard fruitful for years —Advice on troubleshooting diseases, conditions, and non-beneficial insects using only humane, organic remedies —General tips on jamming, dehydrating, storing, and otherwise making the most of your orchard’s harvest with delicious recipes from chefs Tal Ronnen and Diana Stobo Start growing your own fruit trees wherever you are with The Home Orchard Handbook!

The Home Orchard

Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees

Author: Chuck A. Ingels

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1879906724

Category: Gardening

Page: 202

View: 6591

Developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers a comprehensive look at standard growing methods, as well as some innovative practices that enthusiasts have developed in recent years, some of which are uniquely suited to the small-scale grower. You will learn how trees grow, which species grow best in the different regions and soils, varieties from which to select, preparing the soil, planting, watering and fertilizing, pruning and grafting, thinning the fruit, diagnosing problems, controlling pests, and harvesting. You'll also find special attention given to organic and non-toxic pest management and fertilization methods. Key pests and diseases are identified and natural control methods are emphasized. Irrigation methods for the backyard grower are discussed and the difficult task of how often and how much water to apply is simplified. The focus is on giving the trees enough water but doing so in an efficient, water-saving manner. Included are hundreds of photographs and diagrams that clearly show how to produce the best crops. Photos of several practices, such as key budding and grafting methods, are depicted in step-by-step photos. No other publication provides this breadth and depth of coverage --

Abundant Gardening

Author: Donald J. Pottner

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770679979

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 3918

We live in a world where processed foods strain the shelves of grocery stores. The health of our world population suffers as a result. A guide to creating an Abundant Garden in your living space is a welcome solution. Put your health back in your hands through learning the following: . Grow vegetables and fruits your family will enjoy . Grow an abundant variety of fruits and vegetables to supplement your diet . Create edible food spaces using small or large ground plots . Create fruit and vegetable container gardens for you and your family . Create mini orchards and container orchards where you live . Plan your Abundant Garden with ease"

No-Waste Kitchen Gardening

Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More

Author: Katie Elzer-Peters

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760361614

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 6606

No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing. Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include: Green onions Tomatoes Melons Avocadoes Potatoes Carrots Cut back on your food waste, cultivate your own food easily, and maybe even share gardening with a new generation, all with the advice from No-Waste Kitchen Gardening.

The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook

Author: Jennifer R. Bartley

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692731

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9946

“A mouthwatering picture book.” —Toronto Tasting Notes No longer content with separating the plants they grow to eat and the plants they grow for beauty, gardeners are discovering the pleasures of incorporating both edibles and ornamentals into their home landscapes. The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook makes it easy. Whether she's sharing tips on planting radishes in spring, harvesting tomatoes in summer, or pruning perennials in winter, Bartley's friendly advice gives gardeners the tools they need to build and maintain a kitchen garden. Readers will learn how to plant, grow, and harvest the best vegetables, fruits, greens, and herbs for every season. They'll also find seasonal recipes that celebrate the best of the harvest, monthly garden chores, eight sample garden designs, and information on using cut flowers for decoration. The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook is a guide for gardeners who want it all—the freshness of fruits and vegetables and the beauty and simplicity of hand-picked bouquets.

Life sciences organizations and agencies directory

Author: Brigitte T. Darnay

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 864

View: 9379

Contains 7662 entries to organizations and agencies that provide information worldwide in agriculture and biological sciences. Arranged by kinds of organizations and agencies, which may be private, public, nonprofit, profit, local, state, regional, and international. Entries give identifying information, description of system of service, scope and/or subject matter, clientele/availability, and contact. Master name and keyword index.