We have several different varieties on our homestead, so that we have raspberries all season long. Each variety needs to be pruned once a year, but the methods for pruning of Summer-Bearing Raspberries and Ever-Bearing/Fall-Bearing Raspberries are very different. The timing is important to get the most from your raspberry plants.
One of the joys of homesteading, making plans for a new year. I get so excited in January. This is the time we make our big plans for the rest year here on Mama’s Homestead. My husband and I get the kids involved in the… [read more]
Starting Our Orchard: In the past, we’ve always gotten fruit from my aunt and uncle and my parents to put up (freeze, jams, jellies, dry), when they had extra. On the first day of Spring, March 21, (2010) what a great day to start…we started… [read more]
Our trees and bushes came in, time to build an orchard on our homestead. I am super excited! They didn’t come in all at the same time, as we feared. They came in a few at a time.
How to Plant a Fruit Tree Location/ Time of Year: Check with your local Nursery or Garden Center for the best location to plant your specific kind of fruit tree (i.e. full sun, partial shade, well drained soil, sandy soil, etc.). Plan this carefully your tree… [read more]