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The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers


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Kevin

Mar 1, 2024

A two to four inch layer of mulch controls soil temperatures, conserves water, and supports biodiversity. Most of all, it reduces the need to weed by 80 to 90%. Choosing the right mulch, and spreading it correctly will benefit the backyard orchard immensely.  

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21 Fast Producing Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Vines

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Tom Spellman has 25+ years of experience in the nursery industry, specializing in fruit trees. He's known for the popularization of Backyard Orchard Culture, a method of planting fruit trees at home that maximizes production for the home grower, successive ripening, and unique pruning and plant care strategies that give a home gardener a ton of delicious, sweet fruit.

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Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin’s book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live!

He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots.

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