Ur­ban Or­chard

Element - - Gardening -

If any of your fruit trees have lost at least two thirds of its petals and you can see new leaves sprout­ing you can spray your trees with lime sul­phur, neem or pyrethrum. This will help con­trol aphids, brown rot and pow­dery mildew. It is a good time to feed your trees as they are de­vel­op­ing new fruit. Spread com­post, used cof­fee grounds or wilted com­frey leaves around and un­der the trees. Check ties to en­sure that they are not be­com­ing too tight around the trunk. This is a good time to plant blue­berry, rasp­berry, cur­rent or black­berry plants.

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