How to plant a bare rooted tree?January 26, 2014

Planting a bare rooted treeWondering what is the best technique to plant a bare rooted tree? Come and learn how!

We sell bare rooted trees, which are not the same as the potted trees most people are used to. Planting a potted tree and a bare rooted tree is not the same thing.

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Why are fruit trees grafted?January 16, 2014

Grafting fruit treesGrafting is a technique that has been practiced for thousands of years by many civilisations, including the Chinese. It is still one of the main tree propagation techniques used. Grafting occurs naturally in forests when two branches of two different trees touch each other, merge, and continue to grow. When people buy fruit trees, mostly apple and pear trees, they are almost always grafted. But, what is grafting?

Grafting is used by nurseries for many reasons. The first and most important reason is to produce a plant variety identical to the original source.

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Fertilising fruit treesJanuary 13, 2014

Composted manureAs with vegetables in the garden, fruit trees have specific needs in regards to fertilisation. In this tutorial, we will examine the three rules of fertilisation.

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Understanding cold-hardiness and hardiness zonesJanuary 10, 2014

Winter and fruit treesEvery Canadian gardener should know their hardiness zone, or they will have a nasty surprise in spring. Winter frosts will kill a tree or plant if it is not located in an appropriate hardiness zone.

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How to prune a grape vine?January 8, 2014

Whether you are growing your grape vines in a row or over a trellis, your grape vines must be pruned each year. Learning how to prune your grape vine is the first step inreaping a bountiful supply of grapes. Grape vines need a heavy pruning that often scares gardeners as they have to remove 90% of the branches!

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