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    Planting Apple Trees 101. Put in two at our last home...need a few at the new house!

    Baby K would love this - Get a paper towel and wrap your apple seeds in them. Wet the paper towel and put it in the plastic bag. Make sure the plastic bag is sealed tight, and put it in the fridge. Your seeds should take about a month to germinate but check every few weeks and wet again if dry. Your seeds will start to have little white sprouts coming out of them soon enough that's when you know there ready for planting.

    Last January, I tested the theory of growing apple trees from seeds and now we have 56 baby apple trees growing in our backyard. Here is how I did it.

    See our ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard. Shown: Kept small with timed pruning, this 'Fuji' apple tree stands about 4 feet high and wide and produces an ample crop of full-size fruits.

    Grow your own organic apples! Plant trees in either spring or fall. Explains how to: choose disease resistant varieties, use permaculture techniques like guilding, prune branches and thin flowers, bag young fruit to protect from pests, and identify nutrient deficiencies.

    How to Grow an Apple Tree from a Seed in 12 Steps (mine are growing YAY) I have 4 little tiny trees growing from organic seed! SO COOL it works!!

    Homemade Organic Pesticide for Fruit Trees Fruit trees can be a haven for insects, but they don't have to be.

    Information On Common Diseases Of Apple Trees - Apple trees are one of the most popular fruit trees in the home garden, but among the most prone to disease and problems. This article will help with common issues so you can better manage them.

    Apple trees are a recommended addition to a chicken garden, providing both food and shelter. Photo by Kate Baldwin. (from Free-Range Chicken Gardens by Jessi Bloom)

    Oh... to have an apple tree/small orchard in the backyard... a girl can dream :)

    How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees |, John and I planted two last summer. So excited!

    A newly planted apple tree at the farm. How and Why to Plant Fruit Trees In The Fall

    Someday I hope to espalier an apple or cherry tree in my backyard.