Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Category: Gardening

PLANNING YOUR FRUIT ORCHARD

PLANNING YOUR FRUIT ORCHARD

WHAT SIZE FRUIT TREE SHOULD I PLANT? When planning your fruit orchard, ask yourself two questions: How high am I willing to climb to pick the fruit? How much pruning am I able to do on a tall tree before I have to hire professional […]

WHAT IS DROUGHT TOLERANCE?

WHAT IS DROUGHT TOLERANCE?

DROUGHT TOLERANCE Some trees and plants are very sensitive to temperature changes, from heat stress all the way up to brutal drought. Adequate watering is a chore you must be prepared to do if your chosen variety is very sensitive to this. Dehydration is often […]

IS YOUR TREE READY FOR WINTER?

IS YOUR TREE READY FOR WINTER?

WINTER PROTECTION Some people live right on the edge of a planting zone, and are close to being in the next zone further north. If you are uncertain if your plants or fruit trees will survive, steps can be taken. I planted blueberries, blackberries, and […]

WHAT IS A PLANTING ZONE?

WHAT IS A PLANTING ZONE?

WINTER HARDINESS ZONES Some plants and trees are hardier than others, being able to survive in the deep freeze of the north. The further north you live, the shorter the growing season will be. Much of the U.S.A. falls within Hardiness Zones 5, 6, 7, […]

HOW TO CORRECT SOIL pH

HOW TO CORRECT SOIL pH

HOW TO MEASURE SOIL pH Correcting Soil pH takes time and will have to be repeated periodically. It is easier to keep on top of this if you will purchase a “pH Soil Analyzer.” They are definitely worth the money. In a pinch, you can […]

A SHORT COURSE ON SOIL pH

A SHORT COURSE ON SOIL pH

A SHORT COURSE ON SOIL pH One thing that fruit trees (and berries) require is to have the “taste” of the soil to their liking, as well as soil that provides adequate fertilizer. Soil pH is very complicated and must not be overlooked by the […]

CHILL HOURS IN PLAIN ENGLISH

CHILL HOURS IN PLAIN ENGLISH

CHILL HOURS – – – IN PLAIN ENGLISH Calculating Chill Hours is very complicated. It is best to call the greenhouse to check the number of Chill Hours that usually occur in your location. Areas of the country where the climate is either very hot […]

IMPORTANCE OF CHILL REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANCE OF CHILL REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANCE OF CHILL REQUIREMENTS Fruit trees require  a period of Dormancy (rest) each year. They stop producing buds and fruit, and essentially take a nap to rebuild their energy to produce another crop. This is accomplished by wintertime chill, and is referred to as “Chill […]

CHOOSING THE PERFECT FRUIT TREE

CHOOSING THE PERFECT FRUIT TREE

CHOOSING THE PERFECT FRUIT TREE When choosing the perfect fruit tree or plant for your garden, finding the right location is only part of the story. The WINTER HARDINESS ZONE  (RELATED ARTICLE) The number of CHILL HOUR REQUIREMENTS  (RELATED ARTICLE) DROUGHT TOLERANCE  (RELATED ARTICLE) The […]

HOMEMADE CRITTER GITTER MIXTURES

HOMEMADE CRITTER GITTER MIXTURES

HOMEMADE “CRITTER GITTER” MIXTURES Deer have a massive sweet tooth. They do not like bitter things. I went through my bathroom and kitchen cabinets and asked myself: “What would I not want in my mouth?” Sprinkling medicated body powder onto plants will deter deer and […]