Category: Garden & Orchards

The Spacing Of Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees & Expert Advice

Apple Trees Spacing

When I was younger I wasn’t as smart as I am today. Back in those days I believed just about everything the “experts” at major universities and the local agricultural extension office told me. Too bad for me When I planted my small commercial apple orchard over 25 years ago I didn’t have any practical…

Egg Shell Seed Pots

Planting Geranium Seeds In Egg Shell Pots

Did you know that back in the days before commercial peat pots and plastic trays people used a half of an egg-shell to start seeds? That’s right. An egg-shell is a good container to sow a seed in. Egg shells are small, lightweight, porous, earth friendly and readily available. In fact egg shells are free…

A Garden Planner For Home Food Preservation

Garden Planner

With a bad economy at hand and garden planning just around the corner I thought a chart might be helpful to some folks looking for concrete direction. The estimates given below are for the vegetable production and preservation needs for a family of 4 for approximately 300 days. In practice the amount of food listed…

How To Plant Daffodils

Husband & Wife Trees

If you ask me, daffodils are the most carefree of all springtime perennial flowers. Their blooming is a sign that winter has finally come to a close. Even if they didn’t proclaim the end of winter, daffodils would be an important perennial garden flower in their own right. Unlike tulips, daffodils are seldom bothered by…