Grow Fruit

Grow Fruit By Alan Buckingham, Few things are better for our health than regular, plentiful portions of fresh fruit And few things taste delicious than fruit picked straight from the tree or bush and eaten when perfectly ripe, perhaps still warm from the sun This is fruit the way nature intended, not fruit that has been flown in from hundreds or thousands of miles away or stored in climate controFew things are better for our health than regular, plentiful portions of fresh fruit And few things taste delicious than fruit picked straight from the tree or bush and eaten when perfectly ripe, perhaps still warm from the sun This is fruit the way nature intended, not fruit that has been flown in from hundreds or thousands of miles away or stored in climate controlled warehouses before being sealed in plastic for supermarket shelves What could be fresher, tastier, local, and seasonal than fruit you ve grown yourself, in your own garden or allotment, picked at just the moment when it s at its most perfect This book shows just how easy it is to grow your own fruit You don t need a huge garden or a dedicated orchard It s possible to get a perfectly good harvest from plants grown in containers on balconies or patios and from even the smallest of town gardens Pick the right varieties for the conditions you ve got, invest in a bit of planning and preparation, follow the instructions contained in these pages, and you can be harvesting and eating your own strawberries, plums, pears, apricots, blackberries, redcurrants, melons, and figs.. Grow Fruit Few things are better for our health than regular plentiful portions of fresh fruit And few things taste delicious than fruit picked straight from the tree or bush and eaten when perfectly ripe perh

  • Title: Grow Fruit
  • Author: Alan Buckingham
  • ISBN: 9780756658892
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Grow Fruit”

    1. This book has fantastic photographs, but largely mediocre advice on growing fruit My biggest compliant is the amount of time it spent detailing the pruning of espaliers and other strange topiary experiments Most people have trees on either dwarf or standard rootstock I would have preferred an emphasis on that, along with pest control regiments The photography is gorgeous though, earning it an extra star.

    2. Very clear and concise reference book on how to grow fruit at home, even if you only have a small apartment balcony Very easy to understand pruning instructions, and shows you ways to maximize your garden space by training fruit trees into different shapes, something which I wasn t very familiar with until now I love all the recommended variety lists and the detailed info about each variety because it helps you decide which kind will work for you and your area It even includes some very unusual [...]

    3. This book is very thorough, covering tree fruits, soft fruits, melons, vines, and others It reviews citrus in less detail, as it is limited to where it can grow in the U.S It discusses big picture topics about growing fruit in general and then gets into detail about growing each fruit, soil requirements, pruning, what can go wrong, etc It is written in a way that is easy to understand so that it is great for those thinking about starting a fruit garden or somebody who is simply interested to lea [...]

    4. What I liked very thorough and excellent pictures for figuring out how to prepare a garden and care for your plants I would recommend this book to anyone looking to start growing fruit the pictures were very helpful in understanding the process and what can go wrong along the way.

    5. Useful information, but a little light on regional differences I m not sure where the author lives and therefore based his growing information Since I live in Zone 8 there are some things I feel were left out that would have been useful to my situation.

    6. One of the useful gardening books I ve read Very specific about causes of and solutions for fruit problems Also contained interesting ideas about landscaping with fruit, both small fruit and fruit trees.

    7. Really impressive for a single book reference, great photos in the troubleshooting sections, all in all a great introduction to growing fruit.

    8. Buckingham has so much information that it is overwhelming, but I know than I did before I ll read it again when I know what trees to plant.

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