CHECK CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR BIO REGION. NOTES HERE ARE FOR THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST.
February, March, April, May:
Prune, mulch, weed and fertilize with compost tea.
We could all use a warm cup of tea after so many rainy days.
Weed. Bye Bye.
August, September, October:
Trim water shoots, weed some more, prune and serve compost tea.
Snip, snip, snip. (Prune)
February, March, April:
Green wood can be harvested — as needed — for spoons, buttons and other small projects.
High tannins in the leaves and bark make an excellent choice for a natural dye.
And, of course, autumn is apple picking.
Green wood from the apple tree carves great.
The branches and leaves in late summer and early autumn yield tannin-rich natural dyes.
Both apple wood and apple dye can be saddened with iron.
How to identify apple tree branches, buds, bark and twigs.
Apple trees are found growing all over the world.
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