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We want you to have access to vital DIY information so you can feel less anxious and more prepared! You may have already read great articles like this one from Schneider Peeps on Planning and Planting a Family Orchard.
The Backyard Orchardist If you have fruit trees, you need this book. Learning to plant, maintain and harvest from a backyard orchard is a big task. Even if you only have one or two fruit trees, you still need to know how to prune them, feed them and even figure out where to put them.
Where to Start Ms. Stella starts off with site selection because a successful backyard orchard begins with putting your trees in the place that is right for them. Pretty much any question you might have regarding growing your own fruit trees is addressed.
Different methods of control for pests and the merits of each — conventional, organic intervention, integrated pest management, etc. I love that I can shove this book in the pocket of my apron and go out ready to face the frost and the dead wood.
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