Fruits

  • pruning roses in terraced beds
    Design

    Carey’s Gardening Story

    Hello Fine Gardening! I'm Carey. My nickname, since I was three, has been CareBear. I’ve been gardening for about 15 years. I grew up in Washington, and that’s where gardening…

  • Osage Orange
    Design

    The Weird and Wonderful Osage Orange

    In October and November, apple-green, grapefruit-size fruits of female Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera, Zones 4–9) fall from their canopies and hit the ground with a hearty thump. This North…

  • dwarf fig tree
    Design

    A Dwarf Fig Tree Fit for Pots, Patios, and Small Gardens

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for people worldwide, but one silver lining about the experience is the resurgence of interest in gardening. After people in lockdown exhausted their reading…

  • Growing Peaches and Nectarines
    How-To

    How to Grow Peach and Nectarine Trees

    Maria called me one August day to come and visit her and her fig trees. Originally from Italy, Maria is very short, very sturdy, and 80-something years old, and soon…

  • currants
    How-To

    A Pro’s Tips for Growing Currants

    March is a busy time at our hillside nursery in Vermont, where we grow all kinds of cold-hardy fruits, nuts, and berries. We grow about a dozen types of cur­rants.…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow the Best Watermelon From Seed

    On hot summer afternoons, we didn’t need much more than the shade of a mimosa tree and a watermelon to stay cool. My grandfather would split one open, spear the…

  • woman holding a large harvest of kale
    Article

    Dana and Sarah’s Garden of Eden

    Our 2,400-square-foot backyard vegetable garden is located in Los Angeles (Zone 10B). It is an edible garden of Eden that features over 100 heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.…

  • cherry tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    Tips to Grow Better Cherry Tomatoes in Northern California

    Though technically a fruit, the tomato is the most popular homegrown vegetable, with thousands of tasty varieties available for the kitchen gardener to choose from. Tomatoes can range from big…

  • raised bed garden
    How-To

    Why to Use Raised Garden Beds, Especially in Extreme Climates

    My first foray into gardening was many years ago when my husband and I joined another couple in renting a community garden plot in Arlington, Virginia. We inherited the worst…

  • boy in a garden
    Design

    Janelle’s Great-Grandmother’s Garden

    Today we’ve got an unusual GPOD submission. Janelle Molony is sharing with us the story and some photos of her great-grandparents, Louis and Martha Nasch, from St. Paul, Minnesota. The…