Happy Valentine's Day!
Tulips and other spring bulbs are a great addition to many fruit tree guilds. Spring flowers hold onto nutrients in the early parts of the growing season, much like a cover crop. The blooms can also attract pollinators and provide and early pollen and nectar source. Their growing roots can also provide a food source for soil microorganisms.
If you would like to learn more about companion planting with your fruit trees, register for Planning the Backyard Orchard class coming up up this Saturday.
Trees & companion plants will be available for preorder.
Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.