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Pesticide-laden produce: Apples and celery top the list – Hand Tool

Pesticide-laden produce: Apples and celery top the list – Hand Tool

Pesticide-laden produce: Apples and celery top the list They may be red and shiny, but apples are the most pesticide-laden fruit, according to the “2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce” released Monday by the Washington-based Environmental Working Group. Of 700 apple samples tested by the U.S. Department… Read more on Read more
Category: Woodworking
How to Protect Your Fruit Trees

How to Protect Your Fruit Trees

Even when trees are heeled in, the moment they arrive on the fruit farm they should be protected with a ring of wire netting around them. Hares have been and are still as great a nuisance in young orchards. Read more
Category: Plant Stuff
Tips for Mulching Fruit Trees

Tips for Mulching Fruit Trees

It is possible to mulch all the ground where strawberries are growing with medium grade sedge peat to the depth of at least an inch. This should be applied immediately after planting in August, and if the soil and the weather are dry, it is as well to soak the peat thoroughly first. No cultivations are then done because the peat smothers the Read more
Category: Plant Stuff
Particular Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases

Particular Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases

This light surface cultivation keeps down weeds and the dust mulch produced does give the trees every encouragement. They thus grow well without the competition of grass. Read more
Category: Plant Stuff
Good Tips on How to Grow Fruit Trees

Good Tips on How to Grow Fruit Trees

This fruit is propagated by what is called the tip method. About the third week of August choose one or two strong young canes and bury the tip 4 inches deep in the soil at some convenient point near the plant without severing it in any way. The result will be that this tip will send out vigorous roots while drawing a certain amount of Read more
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Fruit Tree Suckering Iron

Fruit Tree Suckering Iron

The leaving of a snag, always leads to trouble, for not only does it look untidy but it is often the means of the entry of disease. Read more
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Pruning Fruit Trees in Summer and Winter

Pruning Fruit Trees in Summer and Winter

Pruning can help the grower to regulate to a certain extent the quantity and quality of the fruit to be borne. If there are too many branches and too many fruit spurs there may be quantity without size or quality. Read more
Fruit Tree Mechanical Aids

Fruit Tree Mechanical Aids

Apples have probably grown in Great Britain longer than any other fruit. It is said that, to start with, the fruits were small and were only grown for cider purposes. Gradually by selection, by introductions from other countries, the apple became an important fruit, not only for eating raw as dessert but for culinary purposes. Read more
Some Tips on Managing Fruit Garden

Some Tips on Managing Fruit Garden

When it comes to manuring one cannot lay down hard and fast rules as regards fruit trees and bushes as a whole. Types which tend to bear on the young wood, like blackcurrants, generally need more nitrogen than a soft fruit like the redcurrant, which hears its fruit on short spurs produced on the older wood. Read more
Fruit Tree Soil

Fruit Tree Soil

Paradoxically enough, too much water can do harm to roots, because they must breathe, and therefore it's sometimes necessary to ensure good drainage so as to get the excess water away in the winter. Agricultural drains not only remove excess moisture, but their function is also to ensure that all the air in the soil is not driven out by Read more