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Preparing Trees, Vines, Canes, and Bushes For Winter

On this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel Have A Conversation About Preparing Trees, Vines, Canes, and Bushes For Winter.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 153 – August 31, 2022

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Topics of Discussion

Preparing Trees, Vines, Canes, and Bushes For Winter

  • Trees
    • Mulch The Base
      • Keep Away From Trunk
      • Mulch Options
      • Living Mulch
    • Wrap Trees In Extreme Climates
      • Commercial Options and DIY Options
      • Prevents Frost Damage On Bark
      • Protection Against Pests
    • Don’t Prune Until Dormant
    • Don’t Fertilize In Fall
    • Continue To Water When Needed
  • Vines
    • Clean Vineyard Floor To Reduce Disease and Pest Pressure
    • Fertilize With Compost or Organic Fertilizer
    • Protect Trunk and Graft Union By Hilling Up
    • Mulch
    • Prune When Dormant
  • Canes
    • Prune Out Brown Dead Canes
    • If You Want To Expand Bury Young Canes In Soil Or Mulch
    • Cut Ends Of Canes To Encourage Side Shoot Growth
  • Bushes
    • pH Adjustment
    • Mulch Heavily
    • Prune When Dormant
    • Wait Until Spring To Fertilize

Resources Mentioned In The Podcast

Tree Protector Wrap – https://amzn.to/3At3ja4 

2 Pack Tree Protector Wraps, Total 130 Foot Winter-Proof Tree Trunk Guard Shrub Plants Antifreeze Bandage Protector Wrap Tree Protection for Keep Warm and Moisturizing, Tree Wraps to Protect Bark
  • SIZE: You will get 2 rolls of tree protection wrap, each roll is about 65 feet…
  • MATERIAL: Our tree wraps to protect bark are made of high quality non-woven…
  • FUNCTION: Deer tree protector helps trees to resist cold and frost damage in…

Last update on 2022-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Tree Guard Protector – https://amzn.to/3RGEejh

Smart Spring Plant and Tree Guard Protector; Wrap Tall Expandable Grow Tubes Around Trunk Bark, Landscape Plants, Saplings, and Vines; Protection from Trimmers, Weed whackers, and Animals (3, Slate)
  • Affordable Protection: Protect plantings from weed eaters, rabbits, rodents,…
  • Installs in Seconds: Simply snap together with two tabs, no ties needed; stores…
  • Expandable: Connect additional panels as needed to make wider and/or taller

Last update on 2022-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ramial wood chips – https://www.groworganicapples.com/organic-orcharding-articles/ramial-wood-chip-primer.php

Seasonal Checklist for orchard – https://www.groworganicapples.com/organic-orcharding-articles/holistic-orchard-seasonal-checklist.php

How To Prune Raspberries – https://redemptionpermaculture.com/a-quick-guide-to-planting-raspberry-bushes/ 

Pruning Blackcurrant – https://redemptionpermaculture.com/how-to-prune-blackcurrant-bushes-the-right-way-a-quick-guide/ 

Pollarding and Coppicing Trees and Shrubs – https://redemptionpermaculture.com/pollarding-and-coppicing-trees-and-shrubs-why-and-how/ 

What You Need To Know About PH And Organic Soil – https://redemptionpermaculture.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-ph-and-organic-soil/ 

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips – https://amzn.to/3Q14L9G 

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
  • Ships from Vermont
  • Phillips, Michael (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Micheal Pillips – YouTube – Holistic Orchard Management with Michael Phillips UNCUT

Successful Biological Orcharding with Michael Phillips Parts 1-8 – YouTube (these are bite-size pieces of above)

The Backyard Berry Book by Stella Otto- https://amzn.to/3KEmsea

Last update on 2022-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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