The Biggle Orchard Book: Fruit and Orchard Gleanings from Bough to Basket, Gathered and Packed into Book Form

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“The first thing to do about starting an orchard is to plan for it,” Jacob Biggle, the author of this handy little book, advises. “Put on your thinking-cap, study into the matter, and do not jump in the dark. A slow start is much better than a poor start. Harriet says that an orchard set in the right place, at the right time and of the right varieties, is worth just eleven times more than a hit-or-miss orchard. Where she secured the data for such exact figures, I do not know; but I am willing to admit that she is about right in this statement.”

Once you’ve followed Harriet’s advice and determined the site for your orchard, the next task is to decide what kinds of trees to plant in it and learn how to care for them season after season. The Biggle Orchard Book includes everything you need to know about nearly every fruit tree under the sun, and also those that produce nuts. It includes instructions on:

How to prune newly set trees
When to pick fruit
How to pack fruit for the farmer’s market
And much more!

Written for backyard farmers, especially those interested in timeless orcharding techniques, The Biggle Orchard Book is an essential and charming addition to the home library.
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About the author

Jacob Biggle was the author of a series of books known as the Biggle Farm Library published at the turn of the twentieth century. He is deceased.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Feb 4, 2014
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781628739138
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Fruit
Gardening / Garden Design
Gardening / Organic
Gardening / Techniques
Gardening / Trees
House & Home / Reference
Nature / Plants / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Crisp apples, tart lemons, lush figs, tender peaches—imagine the bounty of a late-summer farmer’s market, right in your backyard! Learning how to plant and care for fruit trees is a desirable, accessible activity for a wide range of people. It’s a natural extension of many gardeners’ repertoires, and the investment yields generations of results. Growing your own fruit ensures a fresh, delicious, abundant harvest for your family and friends for years to come. Fruit trees diversify a region’s agricultural landscape and ecosystems, attracting pollinating bees, songbirds, and other desirable visitors. And cultivating orchards on your own decreases your reliance on grocery store distribution channels and boosts sustainability.

Inside The Home Orchard Handbook, you'll find:

—Strategies for choosing your orchard's site, taking into consideration soil quality, sun exposure, microclimates, drainage, and more

—Information on plant selection, including what types of fruit trees do well in certain areas and how to decipher critical concepts such as "chill hours," "cultivars," "bareroot," and "cross-pollination"

—Guidance on aftercare, including in-depth watering, composting, and preventative care schedules to keep your backyard orchard fruitful for years

—Advice on troubleshooting diseases, conditions, and non-beneficial insects using only humane, organic remedies

—General tips on jamming, dehydrating, storing, and otherwise making the most of your orchard’s harvest with delicious recipes from chefs Tal Ronnen and Diana Stobo

Start growing your own fruit trees wherever you are with The Home Orchard Handbook!

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