Fruit Garden Projects

Discover useful tips on growing your own fruits, planting fruit gardens and caring for your fruit trees from the experts at Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers.

Follow the 4 P’s for Great Blueberries

July is national blueberry month! Time to get out your favorite recipes and add those delicious little berries bursting with flavor to your pie, pancakes, and smoothies! One of the top healthiest foods, blueberries are abundant with antioxidants to help guard against heart disease and cancer. Not only are they full of fiber and vitamins, [...]

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No Digging Required for these Berries!

These are not your Grandma’s Berries! Don’t get me wrong…we all love the fresh berries from Grandma’s. The ones she cultivated and covered, picked and pruned. No one is knocking Grandma (or Grandpa’s) berries! But these new varieties from Bushel and Berry are far from what your Grandma had! No more hiding your berries at [...]

Grow Your Favorite Fruit!

What a great feeling it is to pick a plump pear, sweet peach, or juicy apple right off your own tree! Here are some quick tips and general information to help you choose the variety best for your growing environment and most of all….enjoyment!  Know your area – 1.  If you have a large yard, apples, peaches, and [...]

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2017 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners.  Whether it is the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting, LLewelyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]

‘Tis The Season For Strawberries

It's been one of those days.   Not a bad day, a "so glad I came to work kind of day". Blake, one of our trusted plant and nursery gurus around here, brought in these delicious Honeoye Strawberries...fresh from his garden.  It's one of the many advantages to working in this biz, taste testing.  Why do [...]

How to Grow Great Tasting Blueberries

Blueberries are not only an enjoyable and rewarding fruit to grow, but are attractive plants that lend themselves well to the home landscape. Its great fall color makes it very appealing. Site and Preparation Select a planting site where the blueberries will be in full sunlight most of the day. Blueberries require an acid soil (pH [...]

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How to Prune Your Young Fruit Trees

Young, non-bearing fruit trees are pruned to give them a desired shape and develop a strong framework that will support the fruit in later years. When to prune fruit trees? We suggest late winter or very early spring before growth starts. Prune young fruit trees lightly. Too much pruning tends to dwarf the trees and [...]

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