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A Beginner's Guide to Pruning Fruit Trees

JANUARY: Fruit tree maintenance (spray and prune deciduous; fertilize evergreens; move Figs; add bareroot apples & pears; add Fuerte avocados and lemons)

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How To Grow Figs

Planted a little Brown Turkey fig this year...going to espalier it against the fence in the Potager. {How To Grow Fig Trees | Learn how to grow figs right in your own backyard. |}


Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Lemon tree pots

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What to Prune When

Deciduous Fruit Trees Apples (including crabapples), peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter. Although winter pruning removes some of their flower buds, the goal in pruning fruit trees is to open up the tree to allow in more light for a better crop of fruit, rather than to get maximum bloom. Dormant pruning is especially important for apples, pears, and crabapples because pruning wounds during the growing season expose the trees to a bacterial disease…

very informative article about backyard orchards, planting, pruning correctly to keep trees small etc.

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Companion Planting

What Not to Plant Together – Gardening Tips

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20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

Temporary fix to keep out the cat

HYDRANGEAS... Remember to do this in late July or root branches and grow more hydrangeas!

How to Grow Raspberries Select an everbearing variety, practice a few trellising and pruning tricks, and pick berries from July through fall...