Utilizing Small Spaces Productively

By jmb23007 / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
A white wall covered with ivy and flowering plants.

One of the challenges of a rapidly increasing global population is that each person and family has less space for growing food. Traditionally, families had their own herb and vegetable garden, with many families owning a milk cow and planting fruit trees in their garden as well. Today, over half […]

Design Principles for A Sustainable Farm

By jmb23007 / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
A grassy sustainable farming landscape at sunrise.

Sustainable farming isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s what growers have been doing for thousands of years! What has changed is the amount that today’s farmers are required to produce and the techniques that they typically use to achieve this. Chemical fertilizers, strong pesticides, genetically-modified seeds, and heavy-duty machinery […]

What is Permaculture?

By jmb23007 / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
A grassy field with an insect hotel, scarecrow, and trellised vines.

At its most basic, permaculture gardening is a sustainable approach to growing that looks to nature to provide the most appropriate solutions. By sustainable, we mean a system that can continue indefinitely. In the world of economics, a sustainable approach to spending doesn’t go beyond one’s means. In the same […]

Regenerative Farming Put into Practice

By jmb23007 / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
Fallen apples sitting on top of abundant organic matter.

In our initial post about regenerative agriculture, we introduced the concept of restorative growing as an umbrella term for regenerative farming practices that rebuild the topsoil, restore diversity, improve the water cycle, and sequester carbon. In this post, we’ll show you how to put restorative agriculture into practice in your […]

6 Fun Facts About Growing And Harvesting

By jmb23007 / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
A ripe fig hanging from a fig tree.

Did you know that California is America’s #1 food producer and the sole producer of 99% of America’s specialty crops like almonds and artichokes? Read on to discover six interesting facts about growing and harvesting fruit in America. 1. California Growers Are Continuing an 8000-Year-Old Tradition If you dedicate your […]

Not Just Smashing Grapes: Technology That’s Taking Viticulture to the Next Level

By Fruit Growers Supply News / July 20, 2020 / 0 Comments
Glass of wine in front of a field

When you imagine the process of creating wine in your mind, you probably think of toga-wearing ancient Greeks grinding grapes beneath their toes (or maybe a certain viral video featuring an unfortunate newscaster if you’re of a younger generation). But the reality is that viticulture has advanced just as far […]

Variable Rate Fertilizer and Other High-Tech Precision Agriculture Methods

By Fruit Growers Supply News / July 15, 2020 / 0 Comments
Tractors plowing a field in low light

Farming technology grows by leaps and bounds every year, and if you keep up with our blog you’re probably familiar with a good number of the newest innovations to hit the agricultural world. But one of the most important ones is known as precision agriculture, and it’s vital that any […]

Little Growing Tools That Improve Your Gardening In A Big Way

By Fruit Growers Supply News / July 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
Three gardening tools hanging on hooks on a brick wall.

Gardening can be a very rewarding hobby — it gets you out enjoying the sunshine, exercise, friendship, and relaxation, and comes with a prize of handpicked produce and flowers for the table. Having the right growing tools can make all the difference between pure frustration and gardening with ease. Read […]

Our Guide: How to Capitalize On The Avocado Craze

By Fruit Growers Supply News / July 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
A group of ripe green Hass avocados hanging from a tree.

Once upon a time, the Mesoamerican avocado (from Nahuatl āhuacatl) was an exotic treat, with few people in North America being acquainted with the creamy, pear-shaped fruit. Today, avocado has become a delicious and nutrient-dense staple in the American diet. Due to the tropical origins of avocado and its need […]

How New Technology Can Help Sustainable Growing

By Fruit Growers Supply News / June 19, 2020 / 0 Comments
Hand picking sprouts in container

If you’ve spent any time patronizing Fruit Growers Supply Co., or ever taken a look at some of our other blog posts, you already know that we’re big on sustainability. While carbon emissions and other environmental problems might grow by the day, there are also lots of ways to make […]