Category Archives for Fruit Gardening

Guide to Growing Herbaceous Fruit

Cape gooseberry Physalis peruviana Solanaceae This is an unusual choice of fruit, but one I have grown successfully many times. It makes a useful addition to the limited number of half-hardy fruit crops, being easy to grow annually from seed … Continue reading

31. July 2013 by admin
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Guide to Growing Fruit|Fruit Garden

The division of the fruit garden into soft fruit and tree fruit may seem an odd one, but there are valid and practical distinctions between the fruits that grow on trees and those that grow on bushes or canes. Most … Continue reading

31. July 2013 by admin
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Growing Fruit and Vegetables: Storing

Storing fruit Apples and pears are the only fruit which can be stored for any length of time (apart from such storage methods as freezing and bottling). Early and mid-season varieties will not keep for more than a few weeks … Continue reading

30. July 2013 by admin
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Step-by-step guide to growing Peaches

The most delectable of stone fruit, peaches are well worth the extra care needed to grow them successfully. The juicy, yellow- or white-fleshed fruit has soft, felted skin, often with a crimson tinge. In cool temperate climates peaches are harvested … Continue reading

29. July 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Pears (Pyrus communis)

Pear blossom opens early, and is somewhat tender, so that if possible a position sheltered from east winds should be chosen. Pears succeed only on good rich loam. In ordering pears from a nursery, it is always best to tell … Continue reading

10. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Crops under Glass

This section is concerned with some of the general principles underlying protected cultivation. With the aid of some form of protective structure it is possible to extend the production season for a number of fruits and vegetables. These structures include … Continue reading

16. April 2013 by admin
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Garden Tools and Equipment

The essential gardening operations can be carried out with a small number of tools such as spade, fork, rake, trowel and Dutch hoe with a draw-hoe for taking out drills and earthing up potatoes. Nevertheless you will undoubtedly accumulate a … Continue reading

15. April 2013 by admin
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Good Husbandry: Growing Fruit and Veg

Emphasis must always be placed on growing a good plant and accepting that good cultivation, proper manuring and all that is involved in the splendid term ‘good husbandry’ form the proper foundations for success. And never forget that good husbandry … Continue reading

14. April 2013 by admin
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Fruit Training and Propagation

Why prune at all? Left to themselves fruit trees become over-crowded, diseased and pest-ridden, carrying small fruits on exhausted branches. On the other hand, excessive pruning can lead to too much growth and to light crops of poor quality. All … Continue reading

13. April 2013 by admin
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Espalier Trees: How to Train Fruit Trees

Training trees against a wall Espalier (pronounced “es-PAL-yer”) trees look attractive, whether grown against the house or on a suitable south-facing garden wall. This sunny position also helps fruit trees to produce a better crop than if allowed to grow … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by admin
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