Refreshing strawberry beds
My first strawberry raised bed is now 3 years old. Runners have filled in the gaps between plants, and are overflowing the bed into the list aen. It's time to convert this bed to something else and establish a new strawberry bed elsewhere. Strawberry jam is a staple of my fruit canning, so this crop is important to keep…
What do you do with too many melons?
We have a bumper crop of cantaloupes, honeydews, and watermelons. I'm considering freezing them for winter smoothies. Is that a good idea or should I do something else?
Planting Fruit Trees in clay laden soil
Have been looking at some land for a homestead and have been encountering lots of places in North Western Minnesota (a possible homestead locale) and have found a number of desirable sites, but the soil is heavily laden with clay. Fruit trees don't usually do very well in such soil, and I very much want to plant fruit…
Gray spots on my Blushing Delight apples
My Stark Bros. dwarf apple trees actually fruited this year! One only put on 1 apple, and it was accidentally picked. The Blushing Delight put on 12 or 13, and they have almost all developed gray spots that look sort of like an appaloosa horse. Weird... I can't find anything about it. Any ideas? Fungus? Insects?