The Grower’s Spade October-December 2019

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The latest issue of The Grower’s Spade is hot of the press!

planting apple trees on my farm

Planting apple trees on the farm

Fruit Trees: a labor of love
Planting a fruit tree is an investment, one that can give back decades of sugary goodness for hours of hard work. I speak from experience; auguring holes, planting, building deer cages, spraying and irrigating 80 apple trees is no small feat. Tree crops require more forethought and long-term dedication than annual crops. If plants were pets, parsley is a goldfish, and a fruit tree is a racehorse. Don’t be discouraged! There are easy, low-maintenance fruit tree options. If well-planned, planted and maintained, a productive orchard or a backyard fruit tree is well within reach

Keep reading to learn more and see what N.C. Cooperative Extension is up to in Yadkin County…