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.

I want June-bearing strawberries for a raised garden bed. What do you suggest?

Hello, Joanne.  Thank you for your question. Our best June-bearing is available in our stores this spring.  We promote our Earl May and University tested variety June-bearing type called Honeoye.  The plants you get from us will be started as young plants in packs of 6.  Very convenient and easy to plant compared to bareroot pieces that have [...]

Great Time To Plant Fruit Trees!

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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2020 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners. This includes the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting. LLewelyn's 2020 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the moon's sign. Each [...]

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, [...]

2017-07-13T11:46:41-05:00Fruit Gardens, Gardening|

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 [...]