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Grow Organic Fig Trees at Home

Grow luscious fig trees in large pots in a warm, bright spot where the trees will be protected from late frosts, such as a south facing wall. Fig trees take minimal care and do not require much water or feeding and come in many varieties. In California, fig trees can grow outside all year; in…
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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Bill Brandt, California Rare Fruit Grower and Past President of Organic Garden Club, lead a fun and informative Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop in February, 2018 in Sheila Suarez and Lillian Trevisan’s gardens. Four Steps to Pruning Fruit Trees: (with other tips to follow) by Bill Brandt Cut the whips (top growth from last year’s growth)…
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Grow Bananas in your Backyard

In February, Mark Steele, professor at CSUN and member of California Rare Fruits Growers, spoke at our Organic Garden Club meeting and explained that gardeners in Southern California can grow bananas in their yard by getting a pup from a neighbor’s banana plant or a banana corm from the nursery. People have been eating bananas…
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Drought-Resistant Veggie Garden

Gardeners can make the best use of moisture during times of water shortage by using several different organic solutions. Healthy garden soil itself holds moisture with its organic plants and compost. The organic matter in the soil also attracts earthworms and microorganisms to feed nutrients to the plant and produces humus to hold it in…
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