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YouTube: Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Happy New Year, gardenerds! It’s time for a fresh start. Nothing says that better than planting bare root fruit trees. Bare root trees are usually ordered in October/November and shipped out in winter depending on where you live. Ours just … Continue reading

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Thinning Fruit on Apple Trees

Every gardener does it. We get so excited about impending fruit that we don’t do what’s best for the tree. We see all those tiny blossoms, then tiny orbs, and we stop using our rational brain in hopes of more, … Continue reading

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Pruning Fruit Trees

We’ve got a new YouTube video for you on Pruning Fruit Trees. There are so many details about pruning specific trees, but before all of that, you need to know the basics. Watch our latest video with guest Jessika Mitchell … Continue reading

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Chill Hours: Choosing the Right Fruit Tree

A question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week about fruit trees: “What peaches grow best and are most flavorful in Mar Vista? Also what types of plums/pluots? I live in west Mar Vista, CA. Thanks for your help and … Continue reading

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Loquat Season

Loquat. That word raises the brow of many non-gardeners everywhere, and even some gardeners. Aside from sounding like a short kumquat, loquats are unusual fruits because you don’t often them at farmers’ markets, and never see them in grocery stores. … Continue reading

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Million Trees LA – Free Fruit Trees

Last Sunday at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market we were treated to a free fruit tree giveaway by the City of Los Angeles. It’s all part of the Million Trees LA program, the project set on planting one million trees … Continue reading

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