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The Prairie Gardener's Go-To for Fruit

March 21, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781771513906
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Description

Lifelong gardeners Janet Melrose and Sheryl Normandeau tackle the tasty topic of fruit in the seventh book in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series.

Strawberries, blueberries, saskatoons, pears, plums, apricots, cherries, currants, kiwi . . . There are lots of great reasons to grow your own. There's the unparalleled taste of fresh produce to consider, and the opportunity to help reduce ever-rising grocery bills. Then there's the ornamental appeal (think grape vines and apple blossoms).

Whether you're growing an orchard in a rural area, planting a couple of currant bushes or haskaps in a small urban yard, or a container of squash on a balcony, you'll find help and inspiration here.

Janet and Sheryl answer your questions on things like

  • Placement for sun- and shade-loving plants
  • Pollination, propagation, and grafting
  • Mulching, hilling, trellises, and those oh-so-fancy espaliers
  • Troubleshooting pesky spots, scales, worms, flies, and other killjoys
  • Preventing weather damage and prepping your plants for winter
  • Harvesting and storage methods

With a primer on what exactly counts as fruit (scientifically and culturally) and Prairie-friendly lists of species and varietals for every space and inclination, you'll soon know your drupes from your pomes, your berries from your pepos and be well on your way to harvesting the fruits of your own labour (yes, we went there).

About this Author

ISBN: 9781771513906
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Guides for the Prairie Gardener
Pages: 160
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Published: 2023-03-21

Reviews

Praise for the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series

"Helping gardeners across the prairies succeed in growing food, flowers and everything in between." --Medicine Hat News

"Melrose and Normandeau answer all the questions that the two experts could think of when it came to horticulture on the prairies." --Edify Edmonton

"The Prairie Gardener's series offers knowledgeable yet accessible answers to questions covering a broad range of topics to help you cultivate garden success. Get growing!" --Lorene Edwards Forkner, gardener and author of Color In and Out of the Garden

"This is a beautiful and incredibly well-written series of books on earth-friendly gardening. Lavishly illustrated, with photos in every segment, the books are a pleasure just to leaf through, but the accessible writing and level of expertise makes them essential to any gardener's library. Although they're geared to prairie gardeners, I found great information that transfers anywhere, including where I live, in the Sierra Foothills, and will enjoy them for years to come. Well-indexed, to help you find solutions to elusive problems. Highly recommended!" --Diane Miessler, certified permaculture designer and author of Grow Your Soil!

"All your gardening questions answered! Reading the Prairie Gardener's series is like sitting down with your friendly local master gardener. Delivers practical guidance that will leave you feeling confident and inspired." --Andrea Bellamy, author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens

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