Gardeners’ World Magazine

This is by far the best gardening magazine I’ve ever seen. Everything in it seems useful, and I even like the ads.

  In all these decades of planting and pruning fruit trees, I only pruned in winter. I read the article here on summer pruning and did some heavy pruning on 2 apple trees yesterday (it’s mid-summer). Do they look good! I’ve always tried to form a good basic structure in the winter, but come summer, there’s always an explosion of shoots in all directions. Yesterday I cut those back. The trees look better, and there’ll be more energy flowing to the apples without all that useless foliage.

   The magazine has lots of photos showing you how to do stuff. I also learned some key things about harvesting garlic in this issue.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Gardeners’ World Magazine

  1. very timely for me. have a apple tree, planted few yrs back. have been trimming it myself, in fall (as i thought was supposed to). my goal is to keep it "small" / "short", as i had heard about someone who managed this.

    it is good to know, i can go give it a trim, now. there are small apples on it, so i will be able to see where not to cut.


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