The BackYard Orchardist: The science of growing fruit is complex, but Otto takes the mystery out of it. Anyone can throw a few seeds into the. A backyard orchard was a key element on our “wish list” when we were shopping for a new homestead three years ago. We were thrilled when. Backyard Orchardist has ratings and 22 reviews. Amy said: When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book.
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Nov 05, Sarah rated it really liked it. The science of growing fruit is complex, orcharfist Otto takes the mystery out of it. Luckily, The Backyadd Orchardistby Stella Otto, can help home gardeners eliminate those impediments and ensure they will reap what they sow. Would have preferred more emphasis orcchardist organic methods of growth and pest control. Over a dozen fruits and their varieties are discussed in depth, as is how to choose the fruit that is right for a particular region.
The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of otchardist fruit. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particula I highly recommend this book for an home gardeners, who have or plan to add fruit trees to their property. I’ll never remember everything in this book but I’ll remember just enough to know its in there and where to find it.
I think this will be a great reference book to have in my library especially as our little orchard grows. Good information for anyone with fruit trees.
Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto
View all 3 comments. Jenn rated it really liked it May 03, Apr 18, Khristiey rated it liked it. That answer orchardits be my rating of this book. Paperbackpages.
Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Apr 01, Heath rated it liked it. Unless I find another amazing book, I’ll probably buy my own copy of this one.
To ask other readers questions about Backyard Orchardistplease sign up. Among the obstacles to producing a delicious Bartlett pear from an espaliered specimen are blight and fungus, insufficient sun hours, planting the wrong variety for your region, under- and overwatering, and lots of pests, to name but a few.
No trivia or quizzes yet. More for a novice. Adewale Grillo rated it it was amazing Aug 23, For any of you locals wondering why in the heck we planted our fruit trees in orcharidst a small space, check out this really cool website about it It even includes a list of common insects, fungi, and bacteria, their signs on your trees, and how to combat them in organic and non-organic methods.
Feb 05, Chelsea rated it liked it Shelves: Molly Daub rated it liked it Dec 14, Jan 19, Pam rated it really liked it Shelves: The book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines. Books by Stella Otto. Refresh and try again. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particularly welcome. Lot’s of great info on planting “compact orchards” or the most possible fruit in the smallest spaces imaginable!!
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Jan 06, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Reviewed by Diane Prokop Winter Gwen rated it really liked it Nov 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 01, Bonnie Roman rated it really liked it. The BackYard Orchardist is a must-have reference book for anyone who wants to grow the best fruit possible with the least amount of trouble. This is the expanded and updated second edition of the award-winning reference book, which was first published twenty years ago and has sold over 85, copies.
Linda Lee Gillilland rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Feb 08, Babs rated it really liked it. When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book too. However, harvesting a passel of pears from a backyard tree is a bit more challenging.
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For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other orchardisr fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. Apr 20, Joyce Lagow added it. Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Gardening.