A Garden Chat with Janis Norton. -Did you know that plants and trees need to eat every day, but we are taught to plant them in the dirt you have and feed/fertilize them once or twice a year. THAT is NOT a recipe for success. Join Greg & Janis as they share the pathway they discovered over the past 24 years to make our fruit trees, and other trees and plants for that matter thrive!
Greg interviews Tom Spellman with Dave Wilson Nursery about Backyard Orchard Culture. We learn more about Tom’s three simple guidelines for your back or front yard orchards: 1. Keep the tree to a manageable size so that it’s easy to harvest. 2. Plant what you love and will use. 3. Grow trees that successively ripen.
A Rosie on the House Radio Show. This is the Aug 2023 show replay. Join Greg as he discusses fruit trees and picking the right one for you. Learn how to understand the value (what you should be paying for a tree) along with the three important success factors. While this is primarily a conversation about low desert varieties there is a bunch of great information for where ever you live
We meet Dr. Dee Stevens, one of group of friends who took an idea about harvesting fruit easier and safer, and created a product that is innovative and simple to use. They worked through several designs until they came up with one they loved. Greg learns how they came up with the idea, how they navigated through some of the challenges of fruit harvesting, and ended up with a patented solution that backyard orchardists can really appreciate.
How much should you be paying for your fruit trees? That is really a good question. I’ve been playing with and planting fruit trees since 1974 in the low desert, so I have seen a lot! Recently Janis and I got a crazy impulse and decided to
A Garden Chat with Zach Loeks. This month we will chat with our friend and author Zach Loeks about his tips and tricks for getting the most out of your garden. He is willing to share some of what he learned managing his award-winning farm.
This is an excerpt from our July 2023 TREE Chat discussing Heat Stressed Trees. We have our mentor Tom Spellman join our monthly Tree Chat to talk about how the heat is affecting our trees in the southwest and how we can help them survive the brutal extremes of the summer season. Tom brings decades of experience to the table as we chat with our zoom audience.
Making a little side income growing citrus in the Pacific Northwest. – Do you wish you could grow citrus but live outside of California or Florida? Donna Balzer is growing lemons in Canada and she loves to teach others how she does it. She and Greg discuss all the juicy details, covering topics…
Making growing fruit trees easy and affordable for beginners. – Joshua Burman Thayer believes everyone can and should grow food, but with so much to learn, it is easy for a beginner to get overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you really need? Where should you spend your time and…
Growing fruit trees while adapting to changing climates. – Mike Biltonen explains how he applies pre-industrial farming principles to help food farmers plan for the unpredictable weather that affects their crops. He remains a positive voice in the often negative conversation surrounding climate change, and advocates…