Planting and Orchard Care
At the Giving Grove we believe in improving local food security and strengthening communities by bringing together the resources to develop edible tree gardens. In order to make your orchard thrive we’ve identified some best practices in regards to variety selection, planting and the overall maintenance of the orchard including pest and disease identification.
Planting the right tree in the right place will help your tree live a long life and avoid potential problems. The Giving Grove has identified which trees thrive in our region based on our Cold Hardiness Zone, resistance to disease and pests and soil types. We also sell many of our varieties locally through Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG).
The link below will also lead you to The Giving Grove’s recommendations for fruit, berry, nut and other edible landscapes.
Planting How-To Documents:
Orchard Care How-To Documents:
- Spring & Summer Fruit Tree Maintenance
- Orchard Maintenance Timeline
- When & How to Water
- Scouting for Problem Identification
- Pest Identification
- Disease Identification