Fruit

Growing fruit provides so many benefits for the entire family!

One thing I’ve heard gardeners say continually – if they could go back in time and do something differently, they would start fruit trees sooner!

Some fruit plants and trees grow quickly and some takes years to bear fruit. Some are annuals and others come back every year.

Read all about growing your own fruit here!

Blackberry Companion Plants: Planting Near Blackberries
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Blackberry Companion Plants: Planting Near Blackberries

Planting near blackberries helps you to maximize your growing space with other possible benefits. With this in mind, I started looking for some good blackberry companion plants to incorporate near our blackberry bushes. Blackberries tend to need a little space to spread out. They can grow tall and unwieldy if not trained or given proper…

How to Propagate Grape Vines: My Attempt at Growing Grapes from Cuttings
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How to Propagate Grape Vines: My Attempt at Growing Grapes from Cuttings

Do you wish you had more grapes growing in your garden? Learning how to propagate grape vines from cuttings can be a fun project but it can also swiftly add many plants to your backyard orchard! I’m always so inspired by nature’s way of, well, finding a way! Plants want to survive and they want…

Pruning Raspberries – Trimming Everbearing & Summer-Bearing Crops
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Pruning Raspberries – Trimming Everbearing & Summer-Bearing Crops

Pruning raspberry bushes each year helps you to maintain healthier plants. For some reason, I’ve always been intimidated about pruning raspberries. I just don’t want to mess it up! Apparently, raspberries are pretty forgiving. In fact, I may actually be messing things up more by *not* pruning! To set my mind at ease and learn…

Understanding Seedless Watermelon Seeds & Plants
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Understanding Seedless Watermelon Seeds & Plants

Ah, delicious, juicy watermelon—without seeds! I’ve always wondered where seedless watermelons come from and how you get seedless watermelon seeds in the first place. Turns out it’s a fairly complicated scientific process for the amateur gardener. Still, I’m super interested so I decided to dig into it a bit. So many questions come to mind…

Growing Cantaloupe from Seed: Tips on Planting Cantaloupe Seeds
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Growing Cantaloupe from Seed: Tips on Planting Cantaloupe Seeds

For some reason, growing cantaloupe from seed to the point of actually harvesting one feels like a major achievement! Our girls love fruit, so it was a great experience growing cantaloupe from seed in our garden. Also known as rock melon or muskmelon, cantaloupes are known for their sweet orange flesh and fragrance, along with…

How to Save Cantaloupe Seeds: Saving, Drying & Storing
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How to Save Cantaloupe Seeds: Saving, Drying & Storing

Learn how to save cantaloupe seeds so you can grow delicious orange melons for your family! Saving cantaloupe seeds is quick, easy, and fun for garden-loving kids to lend a hand. You can save cantaloupe seeds from homegrown or store-bought cantaloupes. Once we had the most delicious store-bought cantaloupe – and I typically don’t care…