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Backyard orchards? one way to get cheap fresh fruit!

March 26th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I saw is article in the NY Times. I'm glad I'm not the only one getting ready to rip out a bunch of evergreens and plant fruit trees in their stead.

[url]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/garden/13orchyarding.html?scp=1&sq=backyard+orchard&st=nyt[/url]

My hubby and I have been systematically turning all of the existing flower beds around our home into mini farms. Last year, we had literally 50 pounds or more of fresh veggies, just from our own little beds. We didn't buy one veggie all summer, and we just finished the last of the pasta sauce we made from the roma toamtoes. It's one answer to higher grocery costs...

Anyway, here is the article.

5 Responses to “Backyard orchards? one way to get cheap fresh fruit!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, you're lucky. I did a community garden plot last year but got sick of having to walk over there to water it every other day. I live on the 18th floor and my only crop will be whatever I can get to grow on my balcony or windowsills! LOL. I'm hoping for bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, herbs and maybe a tomato or two!

  2. thriftorama Says:

    That's still a pretty good haul for one balcony. I wish I had an acre more land. We all have to make the most of what we have! Now if only I could talk my neighbors into letting me tear out the front lawn....

  3. homebody Says:

    We just used the last of our tomato sauce last weekend! I used regular tomatoes from my FIL's huge garden.

  4. baselle Says:

    One of my hobbies is to find all the existing fruit trees owned by other people. Found fruit, as it were. We have a male cherry tree, so its fun to find any female ones in the neighborhood to collect the fruit.

  5. campfrugal Says:

    Can I have the recipe for your pasta sauce? Please.

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