Category: Pick-your-own

Garden Design Class

Can you imagine a walled garden?The story ‘The Secret Garden’ shed light on the peace, sanctuary and romance within the confines of such a glorious planting – where one can communicate with the wildlings. As a child this story stirred a wonder within me….

Winter light, planning.

I live this time in reflection. Misty dampish, 40’s air. Reading, writing, consumed with defining purpose. Plant Gil, plant! – I recall my good friend saying repeatedly. I deliberate within design parameters. I deliberate for the rare 5 days needed to shovel a hole…

“Ahoy, SpiGold

Reviews

Share a review. Read the reviews. The ever-changing farm. Here’s the negative: no small-wheeled strollers, a worm in EVERY apple, old trucks, tractors, implements, farm materials, empty (or full) bottle of whiskey, bare back young men in the nursery, barbed wire in the farmyard,…

When apples go bad…

Apple drops and food safety

Gravenstein, Early Wynoochee, Aurora,

Summer apples video

Summer Apples

“Summer Apples” come and go in a flash, ripening by the hour! For the Summer apples there is that perfect moment with maximum aroma, juice, crispness, making the first apples of the season an experience not to miss. Every apple will be a little…

Franklin Plum is as early as Ersinger, slightly smaller, slightly less sweet.

Creating Fruit Trees by Grafting

We are in the finest season to create trees-asexually- by “grafting”. By cutting living tissue from one like plant and connecting this piece of plant to another-even as small as a few cells-one is changing the genetic type from one to another. I have…

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