IN THE SPRING OF 2002, I planted five heirloom apple trees on the south-facing hill behind my house. Can you guess what happened? The trees were promptly devoured by every pest and disease known to botanists. Too bad I didn’t have fruit-expert Lee Reich to help me out. His latest book, Grow Fruit Naturally, is the subject of this month’s giveaway:
Grow Fruit Naturally tells us just about everything we need to know about raising fruit in the home garden. Like how to select varieties that will perform well in our own, special regions. And how to prune fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines for maximum productivity. And how to control common pests and diseases without the aid of nasty chemicals.
No garden? No problem. Lee Reich tells us which fruit-bearing plants can be grown in containers. According to Lee, even if you live in the cold Northeast (as I do), you can grow certain citrus trees and even figs in pots.
To enter this giveaway, just answer one of the following questions in the comments section of this post:
What’s your favorite fruit-based dessert?
Which fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, or vines are you currently growing?
Wanna answer both questions? Be my guest!
No submissions after 11:59PM on Monday, May 13, 2013
One entry per person, please
Optional, but Appreciated: Click the Facebook “Like” button below
As always, I’ll use the nifty number gadget at Random.org to select 3 winners. Winners’ names will be announced on Tuesday, May 14. So be sure to check back!
I look forward to reading your fruit-filled fantasies.
Barb, comment #89: We are trying to grow many fruit trees…
Louise B., comment #6: I’m a cherry pie girl through and through…
Joan S., comment #107: While Apple Crisp has always been a favorite…
Congratulations, Barb, Louise, and Joan! To collect your loot, just contact me at this address.
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