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Top Garden Trends for 2013

Growing your own fruit is just a hot as growing vegetables and herbs. Bring an apple orchard into your backyard without losing your entire yard by planting a columnar apple tree. Varieties in the Urban Columnar Apple series grow only 8-10 feet tall and less than 2 feet wide, making it easy to grow and harvest the same as if you had an acreage of apples. Plus, their height and texture make these trees a perfect focal point in the landscape.

from ThriftyFun

Growing Fruit In Pots

Container gardeners (and fruit lovers) rejoice! You don't need a big yard to grow delicious apples, plums or pears. With the right fruit, the right pot, the right compost and the right care, you can create your own little fruit orchard right on your balcony or terrace. - or if you have lots of black walnut trees in your yard!

from Spend With Pennies

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

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Growing Figs

Time to break out that fig preserve recipe! Here are tips for growing figs in containers so even folks in colder climates can add them to their garden.

10 underused trees and shrubs for the fruitful edible yard - Thoughts for the future orchard, the Garden Planner from has just added another 30 fruit and nut trees to its selection....

from Melissa K. Norris

How Much to Plant for a Years Worth of Food

Learn how much you need to plant in order to have enough food to feed your family for a year. Great info to know for lowering your food bill and becoming more self-sufficient. Grab this now to know how much to put in of each plant, plus tips on which vegetables will give you the most nutritional value.