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Baked Beans, Bamboo & Bees: Recipe for a Mason Orchard Bee...

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One can, a bunch of bamboo and one home for your mason orchard bees How to Build a Mason Orchard Bee Nest, House I discovered the...

Build a Wattle for Your Pole Beans

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Our friend Jack and his structurally-sound beanstalk are the things of which fairy tales are made. In my garden, a goldfinch can bring down a pole...

How to Build a Better Berry Basket (or Bucket)

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blackberries freshly picked
A bountiful morning when you have the right tools. Berry (and cherry) picking is serious business; you pick, eat a few, then try to get them...

The Best Way to Ripen Peaches

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best way to ripen peaches, naturally
A Ripe Peach Is Worth the Wait I love peaches too much to eat them as the rock hard flavorless orbs we've come to expect from...

How to Plant a Bareroot Fruit Tree

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bare-root tree
   My Avalon Pride peach tree takes root and sprouts some shoots one year after planting. I wanted to add some peach trees to my orchard...

He’s a Smooth Pollinator — When Peach Trees Need a Helping...

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peach blossoms paint brush
  Let me just say peach trees are worth the effort, and in the Pacific Northwest that's some effort. Our rainy cool climate tricks the peach into...