In the Rosie on the House radio show, there is a dedicated hour for questions and answers about growing food in the local desert. On the fourth Saturday of each month, Farmer Greg will talk about all aspects of gardening and urban farming in the Arizona climates…
The first topic in our 2021 Fruit Tree Education series focuses on What to know BEFORE you buy Fruit Trees. How to choose the best fruit trees for your space and the low desert climate. Did you know that you can go into some nurseries and every big box store and they will sell you a fruit tree that will never make fruit? There are three key things that you need to know before you purchase a tree so that in 3 years you are harvesting the fruits of your labor for decades to come! Plus you will learn urban orchard skills and discover how and why it is best to keep your fruit trees small. Then we will dive into some of the best varieties for the low desert.
The second topic in our 2021 Fruit Tree Education Series focuses on What to do AFTER you buy your fruit trees. Three ways to avoiding common mistakes that could kill your fruit tree. There are three things that most people do to kill their trees. We will explore what you can do to avoid them and learn skills for ultimate fruit tree success! We will dive in and get a better understanding about how to make healthy soil for your tree to grow into. Plus you will learn Greg’s 6/6 rule (A must for all fruit trees) and the best shape and size to dig your planting hole.
The third topic in our 2021 Fruit Tree Education Series. A breakdown of the best trees for the low desert. Discover which trees have won Greg’s approval for taste and harvest success. People often ask me what fruit tree should I buy? I then ask “what do you like to eat?...plant that!” Over the years I have experimented with many different varieties of trees and I have come up with my favorite trees and bushes to grow...because they work here, taste great, and produce over the long term.
The fourth topic in our 2021 Fruit Tree Education series focuses on, Okay, so you bought your trees now what? Best practices for planting, watering and fertilizing your tree. The long term health of fruit trees in the Arizona desert depends on three aspects of loving and caring for your fruit tree. Planting and watering correctly, and applying fertilizers (both foliar and granular) at the right times. In this webinar we will dig into getting your fruit trees planted for success, discover Greg’s 40 year old watering methodology, observe Janis’s soil types and watering solutions, and learn how to properly fertilize your trees for ultimate success.
The fifth topic in our 2021 Fruit Tree Education series focuses on Our general store commitment to your success. Taking care of your fruit tree Investment. We have developed very specific guidelines for fruit tree success in our extreme climate. In this class we cover all the supplies you need to ensure your fruit tree investment pays off. We help you figure out what you need, how much you need, and when you need to apply it. This includes planting mixes, supplements, fertilizers, foliar feeds, watering devices, chlorine filters and so much more.
In Person Fruit Tree Program Pruning Class in Phoenix. Learn the keys to keeping your fruit trees attractive and productive. See the proper techniques for pruning both deciduous and citrus fruit trees. Discover the best ways to improve the health and harvest of your trees and learn about essential pruning information including key facts about proper tools.
We invite you to mark your calendars to join us for a Zoom class on timely tree care.
Greg and Janis will host these Tree Care - Zoom Chats focusing on fruit tree care with seasonal tips, harvest alerts, and timely refreshers for success with your fruit trees. And YES we do live Q&A for your fruit tree questions!
This monthly class will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 6pm AZ time.