If you love picking your own fruit, maybe it’s time to plant some apple trees! Whether you’re looking for fresh eating, sauce, or pie, we have an apple for you. Here’s our quick guide to growing apple trees right in your own backyard.
Where to Plant Apple Trees
Choose a spot in full sun with … Continue Reading ››
The hustle and bustle of getting the vegetable garden planted is one of spring’s very exciting tasks, but don’t forget that there are many delicious Minnesota hardy fruits to plant too! The best part of growing your own fruit, other than the delicious flavor, is that you only have to plant them once … Continue Reading ››
Annuals and perennials aren't the only game in town when it comes to supporting pollinators. Many trees and shrubs are perfect for pollinator gardens and offer not only food, but essential protection and habitat for an array of pollinators.
Another fantastic benefit of planting trees and shrubs for pollinators is that many support other … Continue Reading ››
At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.
The American Plum is … Continue Reading ››
Growing cool weather greens is a great way to maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. Many leafy greens prefer cooler weather, so late April to mid May is a great time to plant them.
Cool weather greens like lettuce and spinach can be interplanted with warm season crops. As … Continue Reading ››