Do your peaches have a gummy, sticky, clear dab on them as if someone put a touch of glue from a hot glue gun on the peach? If you answered “yes”, you’ve got a problem with the Oriental fruit moth or Grapholita molesta. It’s the number one pest that plagues peaches, and it can ruin… Read More Oriental Fruit Moth in Peaches
I learned how to can peaches from the Ball Book of Home Preserving, a cookbook I recommend to those interested in learning how to can and preserve fresh garden produce. Yesterday, Hubby helped me can peaches, and we were able to preserve nine pints. Here’s how to can peaches and enjoy them all year long!… Read More How to Can Peaches
Two years ago, I began an experiment to grow lemon trees from seeds. These seeds were simply seeds picked out of store-bought lemons. One tree survived – and flourished. Let’s take a look at two years of progress on my lemon tree grown from a seed. Growing a Lemon Tree from Seeds… Read More Growing a Lemon Tree from Seeds, an Update
What does “dwarf fruit tree” mean? What do the terms semi-dwarf and standard mean? I’ll explain what these terms mean and how they change how you grow fruit in your backyard. What Is a “Dwarf Fruit Tree”? A dwarf fruit tree doesn’t mean the apples are small. Rather, dwarf fruit tree refers to the tree’s… Read More What Does Dwarf Fruit Tree Mean?
For many people with limited backyard space, or folks living in apartments or condos, growing fruit trees in containers allows them to enjoy the fun of growing their own fruit. You can even grow warm climate fruit like lemons or figs in containers and just move them indoors in the fall and winter. Here’s what… Read More Growing Fruit Trees in Containers