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The Organic Fruit Gardener

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Yvonne Cuthbertson

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A GMC Book

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  • Product # GM0054
  • Type Paperback
    A GMC Book
  • ISBN 978-1-86108-821-5
  • Published Date 2011
  • Dimensions 7 5/16 x 9 3/4
  • Pages 176
  • Photos 250

What could be better than the enjoyment of tasting your own sweet, succulent, homegrown fruit? Most people have got room to grow some kind of fruit - whether it’s a small apple tree in a front garden, a grapevine up a trellis, or strawberries in a window box. Gardeners seeking a concise, easy-to-follow approach to fruit growing and maintenance need look no further; this book will provide you with all the practical advice and information that you need.

With guidance on which fruits to choose, when and how to plant, propagate, harvest, and store them, plus a comprehensive directory of popular varieties to grow - it won’t be long before you are discovering the delights of your own homegrown organic fruit.

About the Author Former primary school head teacher Yvonne Cuthbertson is a passionate writer and gardener. She holds a Royal Horticultural Society General Certificate in Horticulture (RHS General) and has contributed to many publications in the UK and US. Her previous titles include Success with Herbs and Beginner’s Guide to Herb Gardening.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Growing Fruits Outdoors
Location
Preparation and Planning
Fruit Garden Designs
Protecting Your Crops
Fruit in Containers
Planting a Hanging Basket
The Ornamental Border

Growing Fruit Under Cover
Greenhouses
Cold Frames
Cloches and Tunnels
Polytunnels

Training, Pruning and Propagating Fruit
Buying Fruit Trees, Bushes and Canes
General Pruning
Tree Shapes
Training and Pruning Trees
Training and Pruning Grapevines
Planting, Training and Pruning Soft Fruits
Propagating Fruits
Pollination

Fruit-Growing Basics
Soil Requirements
Organic Fertilizer
Mulching Plants
Green Manure
The Compost Heap
Planting Fruit Trees
Garden Pests and Diseases
Companion Plants in the Garden

Directory of Fruit
Hardiness Zones
Plant Naming

Glossary

About the Author

Photo Credits

Index

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