Discussions on eco-friendly gardening usually list various landscape management techniques that can be used to reduce a garden’s impact on the planet, including things like protecting the soil, reducing our water usage, managing stormwater runoff, and limiting the use of pesticides and herbicides. However, you may be surprised to know that one of the best things you can do to make your garden more eco-friendly is to grow your own food.
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As promised in last week’s urban agriculture article on mason bee real estate, this week I will cover growing, training, and pruning raspberries. Recently, I have been asked about heritage raspberries in the same way that I get questions about heirloom tomatoes. There seems to be a perception that heritage raspberries are older, rare heirloom varieties of raspberries, but this simply is not the case.
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For many gardeners, moving into a new home means the space and freedom to grow their own food, and growing fruit trees in the garden is one of the easiest ways to do that. Fruit trees add beautiful and delicious variety to a garden. Growing fruit trees can be done in the smallest gardens and dwarf fruit trees can be grown in containers. Not all gardeners can
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Please join us here at RealEstate.com in the coming months for a series of urban agriculture articles. If you’re not sure what urban agriculture is, just think of it as growing your own food in your backyard. We won’t tell anyone if you read our urban agriculture articles and you live in the country. We will be writing about growing your own foods, growing fruit trees, pruning grape vines, and
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