• Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Orchard Fruits: Market or Home Production * Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics

    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.

    • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
    • ASIN: 1603425705

  • Modern Rustic: Starting an Orchard: A homesteading guidebook for growing fruit trees, berries, grapes and nuts

    In-season, a mature orchard is a thing of magic and beauty. You can have trees that explode with colorful flowers in the spring and provide succulent fruit with nectar-like juice that dribbles off your chin and runs down your arm through the summer and fall. Once your orchard is established, it will produce fruit for years to come with minimal maintenance. In fact, if you are an experienced gardener who is considering starting an orchard you will be happy to learn that an orchard is much easier to maintain than the average garden.If you plan your new orchard properly using the information in this book your trees will provide you with an abundance of fruit while making your property look beautiful. This book includes everything you need to know to start your own orchard from scratch. It will take you step by step through the process from site selection to harvest. Whether you want two trees or twenty, you'll be surprised how easy it is to start your own orchard once you have the right knowledge.Here is what you will learn:- How to choose fast growing trees and small trees that are easier to manage, such as dwarf fruit trees- Planting and pruning apple trees, cherry trees, pawpaw trees, peaches and nectarines, pears and plums - How to grow strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bl...

    • ASIN: B00J1W2ZIS

  • The Fruit Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden

    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.

    • Brand: Workman Publishing
    • ASIN: 1603425675

  • The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

    Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first...

    • Brand: Chelsea Green Pub Co
    • ASIN: 1933392134

  • Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest: How to Grow Abundant, Organic Fruit in Your Backyard

    A beautiful guide to growing delicious fruit in Pacific Northwest climates, complete with selection, planting, and organic care for more than 75 cultivars of berries and fruit trees, as well as 10+ master recipes with variations for preserving your bountiful harvest.This complete guide to backyard fruit growing covers recommended varieties and climate info for the Pacific Northwest both west and east of the Cascades, ideal climates for growing berries and fruit trees. Also includes sidebars showcasing historical orchards, fruit enthusiast societies, gleaning organizations, and more. Includes several recommended cultivars of each of the following types of fruit: -Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi berries, plus less common berries such as lingonberries, elderberries, currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, and a section on wild berries. -Fruit trees: apples, pears, Asian pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, plus less common fruit trees such as figs, persimmons, and quince.

    • ASIN: 1632171554

  • Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida

    “A wonderful and well-researched book that describes all aspects of organic gardening, from seed to harvest, as well as how to gather seeds from your labors for subsequent years. This book will help you create a garden that will produce food for yourself and your family, whether you live in Florida or not.”--Nell Newman, president of Newman’s Own Organics “With demand and desire exploding for fresh, healthful, locally grown produce, Ginny and Melissa are right on time. Hold a copy close, dig a plot, and grow your own!”--Michel Nischan, president of Wholesome Wave “If you want to grow your own vegetables organically but are unsure how to get started—this is the book for you.”—Steve Christman, Floridata.com “An excellent addition for any Floridian interested in raising food, either on a small-scale commercial basis or simply for the pleasure of seeing a garden grow.”—Marilyn E. Swisher, coeditor of Managed Ecosystems: The Mesoamerican Experience With food costs on the rise, people are turning to their own yards for affordable and delicious produce. In Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida, expert botanist Ginny Stibolt and Master Gardener Melissa Contreras provide  simple and accessible advice for successful, pesticide-free vegetable gardeni...

    • ASIN: 0813044014

  • Organic Square Foot Gardening: Learn The Secrets of Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Less Space (Square Foot Gardening - Your Beginners Guide to Building the Perfect Garden Oasis)

    ★☆★ ORGANIC SQUARE FOOT GARDENING★☆★SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN: THE SECRET GUIDE TO ORGANIC SQUARE FOOT GARDENINGAbout the Book: ORGANIC SQUARE FOOT GARDENINGWith this book you will learn all about organic square foot gardening! Rapidly becoming one of the more popular methods of gardening not only in America but in the world, organic square foot gardening allows you to keep a supply of crops and vegetables in your home, takes up much less space and maintenance time than a larger, more traditional garden. In this book, you will learn:1.What is organic square foot gardening? That’s the very first question answered in this book!2.How can you build a square foot garden in your home or property with your own resources? An entire chapter in this book is dedicated just to the specifics of that!3.How big is an organic square foot garden and how can I take care of it? There are many different sizes of square foot gardens and they’re all answered within this book!4.What are all of the different types of plants that you can put in a square foot garden? As you’ll find out, the different types of plants and crops that you can put in a square foot garden vary entirely by season, and we’ll go exactly into the reasons why.5.Seeds? Of course, planting seeds is the most vita...

    • ASIN: B00LKRXE2S

  • The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

    The invaluable resource for home food gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in every corner of North America!Everything you loved about the first edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is still here: friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods; and much more.Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 additional vegetables, including an expanded section on salad greens and more European and Asian vegetables. Readers will also find growing information on more fruits and herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a much-requested section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold frames or hoop houses. The impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 t...

    • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
    • ASIN: 160342475X

  • Organic Fruits and Vegetables: Growing Healthy and Delicious Food at Home

    This book offers a clear picture of all that we need to know to make our small plot of land the most productive it can be. The authors present the information in a way that is cognizant to the people, plants, insects, and animals that live on the land. Thus, they do not recommend the use of pesticides or fertilizers or any other product that can be poisonous or unnatural. They choose organic seeds to maintain practices that promote, rather than destroy, the environment. This book contains, among other themes:• Horticultural techniques, from irrigation practices to sowing, tending, and harvesting• 1,001 ways to get rid of creatures that plague us, without exterminating them• All the plants we can grow and how to do so in the best way possible• Fruit trees, aromatic plants, and plants you can eat• Plants you should avoid• And much more!

    • ASIN: 1634503473

  • The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals For Every Stage

    ORGANIC YUMMINESS FOR ALL YOUR BABY’S STAGES. This baby food cookbook is the one that does it all. Natural, organic, and irresistible recipes take your baby from infant to toddler and beyond. Ideas for purees, smoothies, finger foods, and meals abound. To top it off, you get nutritious, crave-worthy recipes to satisfy both your little one and your big ones. From Sweet Potato Puree to Pumpkin Smoothies to Maple-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Green Beans, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food offers over 230 healthy and wholesome recipes. This baby food cookbook will serve you for years. A baby food cookbook and more, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food contains: Ages and Stages—Each chapter covers developmental changes and FAQs to inform your nutritional decisions. Purees, Smoothies, Finger Food—Choose from more than 115 puree recipes and over 40 smoothie and finger food ideas. Family Fare—With 70+ recipes that will please all palates, this baby food cookbook goes way beyond baby food. The Big Book of Organic Baby Food is the only baby food cookbook to feed the growing needs and tastes of your entire family.

    • ASIN: 1943451524