https://youtu.be/uIYU0kCyVqU This video provides 10 tips and keys to success for how to grow healthy fruit trees and delicious fruit. Topics covered include, sun, soil, water, climate, cross pollination, size, fertilizer & mulch, pruning, thinning, and insect pest management, as well as sunscald or southwest winter sun damage as a bonus tip. The video is... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/i3d3atUX8ng In this video we give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in May of 2020. The video includes lots of tips for growing vegetables as well as fruit trees without using a lot of space, and discusses dealing with pests in May. Featured throughout the video are examples of closely spaced vegetables and flowers... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/R39Ulpsii4kIn this video, we show three different ways to grow espalier fruit trees starting with a nectarine trained to an informal fan, then an apple as a three-tier horizontal espalier and finally a Belgian fence of nine apple trees in a twenty foot span trained to a lattice design. The video moves from the least... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Rd4WOGDl8Jg September 2019 April 2020 We show how we installed phase 2 of our frontyard foodscape by digging out most of our grass lawn, mounding up soil for nut tree mounds and vegetable beds. In the nut mounds, we planted an all-in-one dwarf almond tree and two hazelnuts (filbert). When foodscaping our frontyard for phase... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/N0NA-OkS-Hc Video showing how to build the support structure for espalier fruit trees, how to prune dormant apple trees to set them up for espalier training, and how to train them to a lattice shape, Belgian fence design. June 2018. Read more about Espalier Fruit Trees at https://foodscapingutah.org/2017/12/1... Photo updates: September 2018 February 2019, after... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.
Espalier is one of those things that has been around forever (it dates at least to ancient Rome) but has somehow become forgotten over time. It is truly a lost treasure, because it still makes great sense, especially for foodscaping in an urban setting were space is limited. The term espalier is a French word that... Continue Reading →