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Day 1: Resources for Growing Fruit Trees

31 Days of Living Homegrown

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Day 1:

As I write this post, I am sitting by the fire in the log cabin next to my family’s farmstead in Northern California. I have been spending a lot of weekends here over the last few months working on the heirloom fruit orchard. It is cold and crisp outside (snow is on the way) and I am mapping out where we will be placing some new fruit trees in the orchard.

Oh, I know what you are thinking, “What? MORE fruit trees?”

Well, yes. More fruit trees. We are going to be making cider and numerous canned goods in the upcoming years and we needed a few things to balance out what we already have here. But I will give more details on all of that in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, I wanted to share several great resources I have been using for my mini-orchard adventure.

Resources for backyard fruit growing

If you have fruit trees or are thinking of adding some to your backyard, these organizations are a great place to go for information and help. Although some are listed as California resources, they also have general growing information that would be useful no matter where you live.

And if you are needing to order any fruit trees (especially heirloom trees) the companies below are also extremely knowledgeable, reliable and helpful.

Other Resources for fruit tree growing:

Do you have any backyard orchard resources or information to share? Is so, please share in the comments. We can all learn from each other!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.