August Food Gardening Network is a FRUIT-ful edition!

HINGHAM, Mass. - BostonChron -- Imagine a forest filled with riches, where jewels grow wild. You pick deep red rubies from trees and brilliant sapphire from brambles. Bright emeralds and sparkling citrine grow by the dozens.

This isn't the setting for a fantasy novel. It could, in fact, be your garden. With a forest of fruits, like cherry trees, blueberry brambles, lime trees, and lemon trees, you'll always have plenty of rich color and flavor in your garden.

Not only is this garden of flowering fruit trees and bushes beautiful, it's about as tasty as you can ask for! These treats are all exquisite on their own, and they lend themselves to countless recipes. Grilled Watermelon Salad, Lemon Meringue Bars, and homemade Peach Schnapps are just the beginning of the possibilities!

This is the world we're exploring in the August issue of Food Gardening Magazine!

Find out how to grow your own forest of flowering fruit trees that will bloom from early spring, through summer, and well into the fall. And in warmer climates, that forest will flower and bear fruit even through winter!

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We're also looking at succession planting and other fall gardening activities this month, including planting a bare root apple tree, cloning fruit trees, and making your own homemade Peach Schnapps!

In all, you'll find five featured articles, one mouth-watering recipe (plus many more in the guides), and explorations of our three featured fruits: Peaches, Lemons, and Watermelons. And, as always, there are some additional delightful recipes in store from the gardening guides highlighted in this issue.

The latest issue of Food Gardening Magazine also features our deep dive collections on Peaches, Lemons, and Watermelons. You'll get tons of tips for growing these three exciting plants, from choosing the type you want to grow to prepping your garden and all the way through harvesting and enjoying them in your kitchen. For example:

Even without the mouth-watering fruits, peach trees are stunning. In 10 Peach Tree Companion Plants That Belong In Your Garden, discover 10 companion plants that bring pollinators, deter pests, and add a lovely aesthetic to your garden.

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Thinking of growing your own lemons? With How Big Do Lemon Trees Get?, you can decide if a lemon tree is right for your garden. Some of the tallest, like the Ponderosa lemon tree, may reach 30 feet tall. Others like to spread out.

In Start Growing Watermelon in Raised Beds, we'll explore how raised beds can be ideal for gardeners who want to grow watermelons, but don't have endless space for this summer delight.

Open up the August Issue today at and join us in dreaming, planting, and enjoying all things food gardening.

Christy Page

Source: Food Gardening Network

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