At my permaculture design course last weekend the guest speaker was Douglas Bullock, of the well-known Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island. Douglas was lecturing on the overall topic of soil, and specifically spoke about nitrogen-fixing plants, sheet mulching, microclimates, and last but not least, orchard design and his personal fruit tree recommendations for [...]
Who doesn’t love fruit? Urban fruit growing takes patience – unless you’re lucky enough to have an older tree on your property already. We’re starting our fruit from younger plants, so the payoff will be delayed, but well worth the wait. Below you’ll find all of our posts about growing fruit, fruit trees in containers, fruit tree pruning, and more. We’re currently growing apples, blueberries, blackberries, lingonberries, raspberries, plums, wild cherries, and we plan to add kiwis, grapes, more berries, and some other more exotic fruit varieties like sea buckthorn.