Sterilizing Disease-Resistant Soils: Modified Soil Solarization for Cool Climates
Nick Lolonis couldn't plant a new apricot tree because he had a problem with soil
pathogens and nematodes remaining after he dug up the old apricot tree. Soil
sterilization in the cool climate of his home town was not a practical consideration.
But by combining a known technique and a chance observation, he came
up with a cool-climate technique that worked for him. Perhaps others can use it.
As American as Blueberry Pie
Can Southern Californians grow blueberries in their back yards? Although some
have had successes, others will say that the performance of Vaccinium species is
nothing to write home about. Kim Hummer of the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service writes to us about southern-bred blueberry hybrids that offer promise.
From the Archives: A Further Report on Establishing a Mango Grove
In an adjunct to the article by Jerry H. Staedeli that appeared in the last issue-
the second of three-we are treated to instructions based on how his mango orchard
performed, information he extracted from his orchard "fact book."
Gems Among the Stones
Ever wonder why peaches often don't seem to have the intense taste you remember
from years ago? David Karp wondered. And he decided to find out. Tag along.
South Florida: Fruit & Spice Park 2002 Tropical Fruit Conference
Roger and Shirley Meyer have become addicted to the scenery and the tropicalfruit
offerings of south Florida, especially all the exotics to be seen and experienced
at the Fruit & Spice Park. In this article they invite you to travel with them.
Ask the Experts -- ROOTING, PRUNING AND MORE Book Reviews
Container Gardening -- RODENT THINGS
CRFG Kitchen -- BANANAS EVERYWHERE
CRFG Services and Chapters
Techniques -- HOW TO DO SCIONS The Marketplace
Vegetable Patch -- SPRING GARDENING