By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
I was raised in an area where my family could go out and pick fresh apples, pears, and peaches during the summer.
As my children grew up they too experienced the joy of picking your own fruit from the many trees that their Pappy had in the orchard.
But this year, as my children fly the nest, I plan to reproduce my dad’s orchard in an urban setting or in my case on less than 1/5 of an acre.
The first thing I have done like any gardening project is to plan my garden or in this case my orchard. I decided I was going to use a European style of orchard management that utilized bending and training fruit trees to grow in a small area.
My small area consisted of the land along my privacy fence. At first Read the rest of this entry »