We’re well into spring in our neck of the woods. Most of the berries have bloomed and set fruit, and the canopy trees are leafing out. Even those smart natives, such as muscadines, pawpaws and persimmons, are leafing out. With our recent rain, the plants are really going to take off.
Is there anything I should watch for with our unusually warm winter?
It is time to make sure your plants are being fertilized adequately for their optimum growth. Check for vole and rodent damage. Begin pinch pruning tips to encourage lateral branching. Get ready to savor your first homegrown fruit.
In the rest of the column, I discuss spring fertilization and voles.
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Useful Plants Nursery is a permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food, and medicine plants well-adapted to our Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions. Our plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides at our nursery located at Earthaven Ecovillage.