Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.
Grow Fruit shows just how easy it is to - you guessed it! - grow your own fruit. You don't need a huge garden or a dedicated orchard. It's possible to get a perfectly good harvest from plants grown in containers on balconies or patios and from even the smallest of town gardens. Pick the right varieties for the conditions you've got, invest in a bit of planning and preparation, follow the instructions contained in these pages, and you can be harvesting and eating your own strawberries, plums, pears, apricots, blackberries, redcurrants, melons, and figs.
Presents information on the basics of growing fruits, covering such topics as planting, pollination, harvesting, pruning, pests, diseases, and storage, with specific details on over thirty individual fruit varieties.
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden
Author: Lewis Hill,Leonard Perry
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, peaches, and more, this essential reference guide will inspire year after year of abundantly fruitful gardening.
jean-Marie Lespinaasse (ed),Evelyne Leterme,Gilles Adgié
Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care and Management
Author: jean-Marie Lespinaasse (ed),Evelyne Leterme,Gilles Adgié
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Two French horticultural experts provide technical details for the successful care and growing of a wide variety of fruit trees for high-quality fruit production including almond, apple, apricot, cherry, chest, fig and many more. Original.
A year-round guide to growing fruit and vegetables
Author: Jo Whittingham
Grow Something to Eat Year-Round is a light, bright new gardening title with a big promise-it sets out to deliver home-grown food from the plot, pot, freezer, or pantry every day of the year. That's easy enough in the summer, when kitchen gardens and allotments are awash with peas, beans, leafy greens, and soft fruit, but not so straightforward in midwinter, when the ground may be frozen solid. Success lies in the planning, and this book is written as a continuum, with sowing, planting, and growing advice for each month to keep the crops coming. There are also features on harvesting, storing, freezing, and preserving crops to enjoy later in the winter months and the early-spring gap when little is ready to harvest. Advice is given on winter polytunnel and greenhouse crops, and indoor seed sprouting, citrus plants, and herbs in pots to help bring fresh tastes to the table in winter. The result is a year-round manual for productive kitchen gardeners, with plenty of growing projects for raised beds and pots to allow smaller-scale gardeners to take part.
Market or Home Production * Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics
Author: Danny L. Barney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Danny Barney covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic orchard fruits. Offering expert tips on selecting the right site, choosing the best cultivars, designing and maintaining a sustainable orchard, and efficiently harvesting fruit, Barney also helps you develop a viable business plan, acquire necessary organic certifications, and identify niche markets for your products.
A comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival. From pincherries to haskaps, tree fruits to vine fruits, and everything in between, renowned horticulturalist Dr. Bob Bors and master gardener Sara Williams delve into the science of growing and maintaining fruit plants for northern gardeners. Each specific fruit plant is given its own chapter in this beautifully designed reference guide, complete with charts and colour photographs, outlining and describing the plant and its history, planting, care, and any problems (such as insects and disease) that are typically associated with growing it. Gardeners will be able to decide which plants would work best in their own gardens, and harvest the fruits of their success.
Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces
Author: Rhonda Massingham Hart,Rhonda Massingham
Publisher: Storey Publishing
At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces — grow up! Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit. Whether your soon-to-be garden is an alley, a balcony, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart provides expert advice for constructing the site, preparing the soil, and planting and caring for vegetables and fruits to produce a hearty harvest. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, melons on a slanted fence to cucumbers on a trellis, kiwis on a clothesline to strawberries in a pot, there are simple growing guidelines here to fit every gardener's favorite tastes and site. For experienced gardeners looking to try new techniques as well as first-time growers with tiny growing spaces, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit is the space-saving, harvest-enhancing guide to producing a bounty of fresh food in any location.
You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. Includes: * guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing * handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit * practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.
Over 350 pages of practical advice, with more than 250 photographs and illustrations in colour and black and white of more than 200 fruits, nuts and berries. Contains snippets of folklore, history, quirky hints and culinary tips.
Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees
Author: Ann Ralph
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.
“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.” --San Francisco Chronicle “Simultaneously propulsive and poetic, reminiscent of Isabel Allende...Listen to this new author’s voice — she has something powerful to say.” --Entertainment Weekly A mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height Pablo Escobar's violent reign about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation. When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Author: Stella Otto
For novice and experienced fruit gardeners alike, The Backyard Orchardist: A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden has been the go-to book for home orchardists for over 2 decades. This expanded and updated edition--organized into 6 easy-to-follow sections--offers even more hands-on horticulture. Award-winning author Stella Otto starts by systematically guiding readers through the all-important first steps of planning and planting the home orchard. Learn to: • evaluate and build healthy soil • choose the best planting site • select fruit trees that are easy to grow and appropriate for your climate Become familiar with the growing requirements of popular temperate zone tree fruit: the pome fruit—apples, pears, Asian pears, quince, and the novelty medlar --and stone fruit—cherries, apricots, plums, their new hybrid pluots and apriums, peaches and nectarines. In-depth chapters on each fruit offer recommendations on: • disease-resistant varieties to save you time and reduce unnecessary spraying • size controlling rootstocks choices for smaller spaces • compatible varieties to achieve proper cross-pollination that leads to a bountiful harvest For urban gardeners in apartments, condos, and small lots, Otto walks you through the essentials of container growing and even how to winterize figs and other potted fruit trees. Horticultural fundamentals are simplified into practical techniques for ongoing care and maintenance of a thriving orchard. Gain understanding of soil biology and how nutrient availability impacts the tree. Master how to prune with precision, including the when, how, and why of pruning and its importance to tree health and disease prevention. Water with confidence: learn when why, and how much. The pests and disease sections are extensively illustrated to help with identification. Control solutions, both biological and synthetic have expanded greatly since the original edition, offering the gardener numerous choices based on their individual situation. Harvest hints, use, and storage recommendations help you enjoy your fruit at its peak flavor or preserve it for the off-season. A seasonal to-do calendar, resource list, additional reading suggestions, glossary, illustrations, charts, and an index put all you need to know at your fingertips.
Take Charge of the Health of You and Your Family By Growing Your Own Fruit Eating healthy. We all want to do it, but it's hard. Many of us have little time to prepare meals, so we look for easy and convenient options: fast food, microwavable meals, and highly processed dinners. Buying fresh can be expensive, and if you don't use the fruits or vegetables in a timely manner, it is like throwing money out the window. There is a better way--growing your own food indoors. Perfect for all families, no matter the space available. Using the newest gardening techniques, you can grow a bounty of vegetables and fruits, naturally and with little time invested. Renown gardening expert Julie Stout has put together her most indispensable tips for growing produce indoors. Even if you don't have a "green thumb", you can follow Julie's tips and grow yourself a beautiful garden, one that will provide you and your family delicious and nutritious meals.