Growing your own organic fruits is a great idea, and you don’t need a big garden to do so. There are many miniature fruit trees, ideal if you have a small space or greenhouse. And homegrown fruits give your garden free food for years!
Make your garden safe for pets to know toxic plants and other items (like fruit pips & seeds and certain mulches) to avoid. Use humane slug/snail deterrents and no-dig garden methods. And see wildlife-friendly netting alternatives. Many trees are toxic to horses. If growing indoors, know toxic houseplants to avoid. Don’t display foliage facing gardens, to help stop birds flying into windows.
Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden shows how to grow organic apples, figs, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries and citrus fruits. Find the best small-scale fruit trees, bushes, vines and plants for your climate, learn where to plant them and how to prune them.
In this book you’ll learn how to:
- Grow more food in less space
- Grow organic tasty fruits!
- Choose varieties with increased disease-resistance
- Select plants that grow well in your climate
- Maintain fruiting plants for years of harvests
You’ll be overwhelmed with tips for creating a wonderland dreamscape – vertical gardening, tree grafting, soil prep, compost building, drainage designing, container gardening, pruning, drip irrigation, disease resistance, feeding and harvesting. Beth Py-Lieberman
Christy Wilhelmi is a gardener who empowers others, to grow their own food. She specialises in small-space organic edible garden design and regularly holds classes in her home of California. Almost 80% of her family’s produce comes from her own garden of less than 300 square feet.
grow your own little fruit tree
Grow A Little Fruit Tree is a lovely book with gorgeous illustrations, to help you grow miniature fruit trees. The secret is Ann Ralph’s special pruning techniques, which keep full-size fruit trees at a fraction of their normal size. Grow apples, plums, cherries, pears, apricots and peaches. Prune with Foxgloves (vegan).
Imagine a peach tree the same height as you! Or an apple tree that does not need a ladder to harvest the apples! Following Ann’s timed pruning plan and simple maintenance guidelines, you can do just that. Your little trees also need less garden space, are easy to care for and offer just the right amount of fruits, for most households. In this book, you’ll learn to:
- Decide which trees to plant
- Plant bare root fruit trees
- Thin out fruits
- Prune your fruits!
Ann Ralph is a fruit tree gardener, with 20 years experience. She teaches pruning in San Francisco Bay , and lives in California’s Sierra Foothills.