They'll take over your garden if you let 'em.

Aphid Control for a Healthy, Pesticide Free Garden

Aphids will take over your garden if you let 'em. Garden ~ prepping ~ homestead ~ grow your own ~ seeds ~ vegetables ~ non-toxic ~ pest control

The Art of Pruning Fruit Trees. I so totally need this for the apple tree in the backyard!!! I think I will also use a peach pit from the PA peaches my aunt gave me and see if I can't get a peach tree to yield in a few years!!! Great tips on ALL of the fruits pretty much!!!

The Art of Pruning Fruit Trees. I so totally need this for the apple tree in the backyard! Great tips on ALL of the fruits pretty much!

Starting an Orchard: Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Pears Learn where to plant your fruit trees, how to prune them, harvesting techniques and more.

Starting an Orchard: Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Pears - Organic Gardening

"Starting an Orchard: Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Pears" by Richard Langer, in Mother Earth News.

Starting our home orchard - tips on stating and which varieties we chose | The Elliott Homestead

Tips on beginning a homestead orchard (and the varieties we will be planting this year

Starting our home orchard - tips on stating and which varieties we chose The Elliott Homestead

Choosing fruit trees.  Starting a home orchard.

Choosing Fruit Trees

Before starting a home orchard, there are many questions you need to answer and factors to consider when choosing fruit trees.

Wow!  This is an easy way to keep birds off my peach trees!  Amazing!

How to Keep Birds Off Fruit Trees

This is an easy way to keep birds off my peach trees! Hang a CD from a tree and it scares the birds away!

This is a guide about growing pears. A pear tree can can be a wonderful addition to your garden. Your family and friends will love to enjoy your harvest of the these sweet and delicious fruit.

Growing Pears

This is a guide about growing pears. A pear tree can be a wonderful addition to your garden. Your family and friends will love to enjoy your harvest of the these sweet and delicious fruit.

Deciduous Fruit Trees        Apples (including crabapples), peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter. Although winter pruning removes some of their flower buds, the goal in pruning fruit trees is to open up the tree to allow in more light for a better crop of fruit, rather than to get maximum bloom.        Dormant pruning is especially important for apples, pears, and crabapples because pruning wounds during the growing season expose the trees to a bacterial disease…

What to Prune When

Remember to prune! Deciduous Fruit Trees Apples (including crabapples), peaches, pears, plums, and cherries should be pruned in midwinter.

A view of the farm complex from the middle of the fields.

A view of the farm complex from the middle of the fields.

Just Food advocates for sustainably grown food in New York City and advocates upstate for the farmers that grow it.

If you eat food, like knowing when you're buying organic, or have an interest in forest protection, the Farm Bill is not something you can afford to ignore.

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