Tag: home orchard

Home Orchard: Best Way to Water Trees Slowly

Home Orchard: Best Way to Water Trees Slowly

Summer comes and goes in the Pacific Northwest with nary a drop of rain. It’s Seattle’s best kept secret. Our summers are Miami’s winters. Unfortunately, such a lack of precipitation (while good for picnics) is bad for young fruit trees; they need watering intervention. Newly-planted […]

Venus Grape: Goddess of Vitus Love

Venus Grape: Goddess of Vitus Love

In the beauty pageant of fruit, grapes are certainly one of the more comely and congenial contestants. Colorful, sweet and worldly, grapes garner a place in our hearts rarely shared by other members of proper orchard society.  Part rascal, part seductress, my homegrown grapes have me wrapped […]

Stone Fruit: Rock Your Orchard’s World

Stone Fruit: Rock Your Orchard’s World

How to Get More Fruit From Your Home Orchard Trees Talk about firm fruit! Actually these are homemade branch weights I add to encourage fruiting. Sometimes my young fruit trees get out of line, that is they send vertical shoots to the high heavens and […]