GROWING FRUIT

Growing Persimmons: The Best Varieties for a Picky Palate

persimmons in a basket

Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.

Urban Fruit Trees: Creating an Edible Landscape for a Small Scale Harvest

fruit trees in bloom with green grass below

Urban fruit! An edible landscape is great for city gardeners and fruiting trees are a perfect addition to an edible landscape. They’re beautiful, functional as they provide shade, and they can produce fruit within 3-5 years. Planting a fruit tree now will provide an abundant harvest for years to come.

Bee Species: Native Mason Bees for Pollination

mason bee on a strawberry blossom

While honey bees are familiar to most of us, there are many other bee species that are great pollinators. Mason bees have a lot of characteristics that make them great garden pollinators. Here’s what you need to know about their habits and how to encourage them at your place.

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