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'Grow It Yourself Fruit & Nuts' by Andrew Steens. Published by David Bateman Ltd, 2012.

Another down-to-earth, practical gardening guide from best-selling author Andrew Steens - a companion volume to Grow it Yourself Vegetables. Packed with sound advice and information, Andrew Steens and his new book, Grow it Yourself Fruit & Nuts are your first port of call when planting a new orchard, or looking for guidance on how to care for your fruit crops. With space-saving new dwarf varieties for today's smaller gardens and multi-grafted trees that are more resistant to pests and diseases now available, growing fruit in the home garden is becoming increasingly popular.

Packed with sound advice, from choosing new plants to growing tips, this book features:

More than 30 fruit and nut varieties, best suited to New Zealand conditions
Advice on how and where to plant, feeding, watering, mulching, pruning, pollination, fruit set and thinning
Handy charts for most crops, which outline harvest times, descriptions and characteristics of each variety
Integrated pest management and common pesticide solutions for the home garden
Garden plans for a small, medium and large gardens
An easy-to-use quick reference table for harvest times

About the Author

Andrew Steens has had a long and distinguished career in horticulture, working across the landscaping, fruit, vegetable and flower industries in management, production, education, consultancy and marketing - as well as being a keen gardener with a half-acre property at Point Wells, north of Auckland. He is passionate about growing and eating fresh, great-tasting food and devotes nearly every waking moment to growing or thinking about plants.
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