• apple seeds inside of an apple
    Gardens,  Orchard

    Ever Wonder About Growing Apple Trees From Seed?

    While camping last week we visited Gross’ Apple Orchard in Bedford, Virginia. The apples were so tastie and we were able to make 6 quarts of apples sauce and even had some to dehydrate. While I was cutting the apples down I started to wonder about growing apple trees from seed. We already have four apple trees that we can’t wait to bring to our forever homestead but I thought it would awesome to have some more. So I did some research and found that it is actually pretty easy to grow apple trees from seed but they will not be the same variety as the apple that they came…

  • blueberry fertilizer
    Gardens,  Orchard

    Best Fertilizer for Blueberries

    What is the Best Fertilizer for Blueberries? When it comes to finding the perfect fertilizer for blueberries, you need to take care of two things. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  The ingredients and release time for your blueberry fertilizer can make or break it. These two features go hand in hand in ensuring good blueberry growth. When you’re looking at the different types of fertilizers, look at the ingredients. Blueberries are acid-loving plants, they need fertilizers that lower the pH level of the soil. This is…

  • planting a blueberry bush
    Container Gardening,  Gardens,  Orchard

    Planting Blueberries in Pots

    Planting blueberries in pots is so easy and effective that you might want to try it even if you have enough in-ground garden space for this antioxidant-rich fruit. The plants can thrive and bear fruit in containers in any area that receives full sun. Just be aware that growing blueberry plants in pots (or anywhere else) requires some patience. As with most fruit-bearing species, it can take a few years for the plants to produce fruit. Our blueberry bushes sit on either side of our pool gate.  They get morning sun and great mid-day/afternoon sun. We found these plants at our local BJ’s, I believe they were $20 each and…