I love learning new techniques to growing foods. Me and my mother were just talking about how hard it can be to grow fruit – especially good cherries.
I decided to look into it more and see what different approaches I could take to growing cherry trees. I love cherry trees! The blossoms in spring are beautiful and then of course getting cherries is a huge bonus. I love this healthy and holistic approach to growing this sweet summer fruit:
Home gardeners are often intimidated by the prospect of caring for tree fruits, which come with a long list of potential insect and disease problems. Growing healthy cherries holistically, however, allows the gardener to avoid using synthetic chemicals. It begins with understanding the ways of trees.
The holistic approach to growing fruit involves enhancing the tree’s immune response and surrounding it in a competitive microbial environment—one in which beneficial species of bacteria and other microbes outcompete the pathogenic, or disease-causing, microbes.
What is your favorite fruit tree?