Growing Organic Fruits

With the native Juneberry on hand there’s no need to journey to a foreign land in search of the latest super antioxidant fruit. The Juneberry grows close to home, is willing to occupy a cozy spot in the backyard landscape, and it may turn out to be just as healthful as some of those exotic […]


Those container grown fig trees that are moved into a garage or unheated area to spend the winter don’t need much attention but they do require a degree of special fig tree care and an occasional watering even during their dormant rest periods. Today I wanted to share a technique to water those containers that […]


It’s the rare and seasoned “vintage” gardeners that I love to corner, sit down with, and absorb every last morsel of the wisdom, history, experience, and storytelling that they gladly share with anyone who is willing to listen. I took advantage of just that kind of opportunity recently when I met Tom Burford at the […]


Here’s the follow up article to finish describing the exotic Caribbean tropical fruits that I challenged you to identify in a previous post. James managed to name them all correctly and will receive a prize in the form of a PRO digging fork that he says will come in very handy as he cultivates his […]


Looks like the exotic fruit challenge that was posted last week offered much more of a test than the previous garden riddle that many found a lot easier to solve. I have to give James credit for making short work of it and coming up with the correct identity for all of the strange and […]


Maybe you’re a whiz when it comes to local fruits and vegetables, but how good are you if we shift the landscape to the Caribbean? Today’s post will give you a perfect opportunity to test your identification skills and take a shot at winning a prize! All you need to do is guess the identify […]


Belize is very high up on my list of places that I would like to visit and I was happy to receive an email from Barbara who lives in Teakettle, Belize. I’ve done a little research to discover more about this country and was surprised to find just how inviting an area it is. How […]


Looks like I was worried over my apple scions and grafts without good cause a few weeks ago. Out of six attempted apple tree grafts, five of them are leafing out already, and I haven’t given up on that last one just yet! I have to admit that I wasn’t overly optimistic about the odds […]


The PA Backyard Fruit Growers held their annual fruit tree grafting workshop last weekend. There were apples, pears, kiwis, grapes, and even a few berries available for grafting or propagation. And of course the varieties offered were rare, antique, and unusual cultivars that are grown and maintained in the orchards and backyards of the organization’s […]