Trees of Antiquity: Planting a Home Orchard!

Well, it’s certainly been a long time since this blog has been updated. I apologize for that. Since my last post, so many things have happened. In fact, I even moved! Though the house is currently uninhabitable, and will require a lot of work, they yard is huge. Big enough, believe it or not, to plant a small home orchard.

Over the last few years, I have started to graft my own fruit trees. In the long run, I really wanted to save money. Though most of my grafted trees were growing quite well, I still ended up making a pretty large order to Trees of Antiquity – consisting of about 12 fruit trees.  The majority of the order consisted of apples, but there were also some peaches and cherries for good measure.

Each of the trees looked great, with a strong root system. I have no doubt that there are going to grow great in my new backyard.

This season, I really want to get back into the habit of posting here on the blog. Spring is shaping up to be an extremely exciting time. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you’re having a great day!

2 thoughts on “Trees of Antiquity: Planting a Home Orchard!

  1. This is really exciting! I adore growing fruit trees so far although mine are babies still and I’m quite inexperienced. I’m a fairly knowledgeable gardener especially flowers and shrubs but food is tougher for me. I have to fight a lot of birds for my blueberries but I actually don’t mind since I love birds. Still I have a peach tree (“Redhaven” purchased as a 2 gallon at big box store), and apple (“Pink Lady” I think and “Granny Smith” both from big box store. I cannot wait to just even smell the blossoms this year. It’s the little things for me. If we get an apple or peach, bonus. So on my property I already also have like 6 different blueberry shrubs growing beautifully. Getting a lot of fruit trees and shrubs underway! So proud! Go read anything by Vita Sackville-West and she talks about how it’s so much easier than people think to grow fruit trees and everyone should grow more of them. I’m paraphrasing but she extols the virtues of growing fruit a lot. As does Lee Reich, he’s an excellent author on fruit.

  2. I have been watching your YT videos with great interest and I think you are doing amazing things in very challenging conditions! I would love to read more blog posts if you have the time to write them. Good luck with the trees, it will be wonderful to have the blossom apart from anything else 🙂

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