Out now from Ten Speed press is Fruit Trees for Every Garden, by master organic gardener Orin Martin and editor and writer Manjula Martin. For more than 40 years, Orin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, home gardeners, and budding farmers the art and craft of growing fruit trees. In this gardening guide, he shares—with wisdom and humor—his recommended fruit varieties and the keys to selecting, planting, growing, and tending productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more.
Whether you’re growing one tree or a hundred, Orin and Manjula give you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden. This book is more than just a gardening manual; it’s designed to help you understand the why behind the how, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own slice of paradise and make the best choices for your individual trees.
Filled with informative illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin, Fruit Trees for Every Gardenis a striking and practical guide that will enable you to enjoy the great pleasure and beauty of raising homegrown, organic fruit for years to come.
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