Pruning Pomes

I tackled the pruning of my apple tree the other day, February being the best time of year to do this for pome fruit trees in the northern hemisphere. Though I am far from being an expert yet in orchard pruning, I have many years of experience in general pruning for the health of small…

Boon Companions: Fennel and Apple Crostata

Writing in a recent post about the beneficial relationship that fennel has with apples in the garden made me think about how they might make great companions in the kitchen, too. I don’t think I’ve experienced the combination much before, if ever. Recipes for the two together seem to be fairly thin on the ground…

Boon Companions: Fennel and Apples

Companion planting is not something that I’ve practiced much in the past, but now that I have a more permanent situation for gardening, I’m going to make an effort to plant things together that will benefit one another, and to keep things away from each other that will cause trouble. Since I haven’t been able…