The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees

The Home Orchard Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees 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

  • Title: The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Author: Chuck a. Ingels
  • ISBN: 9781879906723
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 bestDeveloped 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

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    1. A great resource for growing and caring for fruit trees. Certain sections are very specific to California but most sections are quite useful for the Portland area as well.

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