Peach tree

Fruit is a great way to supplement your vegetable garden. Whether it grows on trees or on bushes or canes, fresh fruit is juicy, sweet and a healthy snack for your family. It is also very versatile in terms of using it and preserving it.

Here are some of the resources available on Healthy, Fresh, Homegrown to help you get started growing your own fruit.

Note: more info will be added in the future.

Apple Tree

Your Own Urban Orchard

Having your own urban orchard steps away from your kitchen door is amazing!

Learn what fruit trees I grow, what I do to ensure a successful harvest and what I use the fresh fruit for.

Quick Tip: 4 Easy Steps to Fertilize Fruit Trees

How to Fertilize Fruit Trees

The key to a successful, abundant fruit harvest is feeding your fruit trees.

Learn how to make your own fertilizer and apply it every year at the optimal time.

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How to Prune Fruit Trees

Pruning is one of the best ways to ensure your trees will produce fruit for many years to come

Learn when to prune, what to prune away and the tools needed.

tree banding on plum tree

How to Band Fruit Trees

Tree banding helps to keep some pests away from your trees in order to increase your fruit yields.

Learn when to tree band for maximum effectiveness, what supplies you need, and how to band the trees.

Picking a snack of raspberries

How to Prune Raspberries

In order to get good yields of juicy raspberries, you need to thin out the canes and prune them back.

Learn how to prune your raspberries including what canes you need to remove.

pruning grape vines

How to Prune grape Vines

Pruning grape vines will help give you better harvests and keep them in check.

Learn in this video when and how to prune grape vines and what you can do with the cuttings.


How to Harvest Fruit

Harvest time is the reward for patiently watching your fruit grow throughout the summer.

Learn when to harvest various types of fruit, what equipment you need and the yummy things you can use your fruit for.

canned grape jelly

How to Make Grape Jelly

Grape jelly is a great way to use up grapes that have lots of seeds in them.

Learn all the steps to make a delicious grape jelly.

finished applesauce

How To Make Homemade Apple Sauce

One of the best ways to use up apples is to make your own homemade apple sauce.

Learn all the steps to make the best applesauce you have ever tasted.

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