The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way Reviews

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do – given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of

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The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening)

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening)

There is nothing better than a freshly picked apple or raspberry from your own backyard and yet many homeowners lack the resources or the necessary gardening acumen to effectively plant and harvest their own fruit. While some fruits, like apples, grow in almost any climate (as many as 35 of 50 states providing perfect conditions), others like blackberries and blueberries are incredibly hard to grow without the right soil, weather, and care. This book will guide every man and woman out there

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  1. N. Neubert says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost reasonable basic overview, February 18, 2014
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    N. Neubert (Everett, WA) –

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    Lovely photos–often lacking captions and a lack of illustrations or photos for particular tools or processes that could use some visual explanation. Some of the tables seemed interesting and helpful but the accompanying text all but invalidated them–ex. fruit planting season table vs text saying times are opposite in “the South.” Based on the overlapping explanations and classifications of several states into regions, it’s difficult to know whether or not I should follow the chart or do the opposite.

    Coverage of larger tools/machines did not mention how their use can compact garden soil, or destroy soil texture and therefore your chances of success. Amending clay soil with sand was an impractical bit of advice for “sweetening” as it actually just makes it into an impenetrable brick. It also described clays as alkaline, which at least as far as my mid-Atlantic gardening experience goes, is the opposite. Soil texture (clay, sand, silt) cannot be permanently altered without taking years (possibly lifetimes) but all textures can be improved by adding composted organic matter.

    The coverage of mulches omitted key information as well–the best (in long-term university studies) is arborist chips comprised of bark, twigs, and hard and softwoods. It was also claimed that mulches are cheap which is relative and it didn’t really address chemically treated mulches and how they might affect edibles. The statement of adding sawdust as an amendment that absorbs nitrogen sounded like having the most challenging to keep around macronutrient needed by plants absorbed was a bonus feature. The recommendation of drying found seaweed as a fertilizer didn’t seem to address the high salt content it might bring to plants/composts that it would be applied to. There seemed to be many missed opportunities for excellent edible gardening education within this text.

    I was also disappointed to see so many brand references. It felt as though the author might have been offered incentives to mention certain companies and products repeatedly.

    Overall, it was a lovely but superficial treatment of a topic that would require volumes to be “complete.” Many of the issues it tried to address would be more accurately answered with “it depends” as to where the garden is. Trying to write specifics for the whole country is rather too ambitious. Contact your local extension office for the most accurate information and personal friendly advice for growing fruits and berries.

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  2. Jezebelle says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pretty Simplistic, August 27, 2013
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    Jezebelle (NJ, USA) –

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    This review is from: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening) (Paperback)
    This is not an in-depth guide, but a truly ‘basic’ summary for everything required to grow fruits and berries at home. I bought it for my father, and the simple language was key, since English is his second language.
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  3. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Four Stars, September 10, 2016
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    This review is from: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Back-To-Basics Gardening) (Paperback)
    Very informative.
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