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GETTING STARTED TO GROW YOUR OWN FRUIT
A fruit orchard is an often overlooked addition to many people’s gardens. In time past, it had been so essential. Fruit is one of the most expensive grocery store purchases. Due to this, it is the least likely to offer a discount coupon.
More and more of us are returning to the way our grandparents lived, either due to the wonderful tug of memory or out of sheer financial necessity. Anyone who has ever reminisced about the satisfying way their grandparents lived, and the simplicity of it, will want to grow their own fruit. It isn’t hard, but it does take planning.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND THE HOME ORCHARD
Back during the Great Depression, my family didn’t have much money to spend on sweets. Due to this, adults and children alike headed for the orchard or the watermelon patch or sat on the porch eating honey that came from Grandpa’s beehives.
The kids went through a lot of fruit each year to help satisfy their sweet tooth. Today, young people are more geared toward cola and candy bars. Because of this, getting them to be satisfied with peaches and apples is a challenge.
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Consequently, providing vitamin-rich, unsprayed natural foods for your children will show them healthy eating habits. This can shape their attitude toward food for a lifetime. Wonderful rustic fruit desserts, jams, and jellies have flavor that far surpasses that purchased at the store. In addition, you save money, which is a bonus.
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This Series of articles about Fruit Trees, Berries, and Grapes takes the “trial and error” out of your fruit growing endeavor. The importance of choosing the right plants and trees cannot be overemphasized. So is finding the correct planting location and providing the proper care. And the work has been done for you here!
Let’s Get Started!
HAPPY PLANTING! Susan
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