Growing Your Own Fruit Trees From Seed

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees From Seed

One of the interesting things we do here at the farm is grow fruit trees from scratch (as part of our other business—Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery), as well as teaching other people how to do it, which is lots of fun. Pear seed ready to be planted to grow...
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

It’s nitty gritty time! Time to get on the end of a shovel, dig a hole, and plant your fruit tree. We often see fruit trees tied to elaborate staking arrangements, but if you plant them the right way, there’s no need for stakes at all, your tree should be...
How to choose a good fruit tree

How to choose a good fruit tree

If you’re going to plant fruit trees this winter (and haven’t ordered any from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery), then it’s time to be either getting your order in (they close on June 30), or thinking about buying trees from a nursery as...

How old are the fruit trees we sell in our nursery?

Katie in front of Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery This is a very common question from people looking to buy a fruit tree from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery, particularly at this time of year before orders close on June 30. An apple tree seedling in...
Choosing the right fruit tree

Choosing the right fruit tree

It’s that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to improving our gardens and our food security by planting some new fruit trees.  Winter is the right time for planting, when the trees are dormant and their roots are inactive, so they’re at less risk...
Have you planted a green manure crop this year?

Have you planted a green manure crop this year?

A few weeks ago we recommended planting a green manure crop as one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your soil before you plant fruit trees. This week we’re talking about what to do next. A green manure is a fast-growing crop of (usually) annual plants,...