Friday Gardening Tip: Take a Tip from Johnny Appleseed and Grow at least One Apple Tree
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed
I remember back when I was a kid, my mother told me that the apple tree in our back yard was a descendant of one of the seeds that Johnny Appleseed had brought into the area. I could see where that could be a possibility because there were thousands of wild apple trees growing in the area. Here is an article that I published online about Johnny Appleseed. http://hubpages.com/education/The-Legend-of-Johnny-Appleseed
The Apple Tree and Personal Sustainability
Having an apple tree back in the early 1800s meant sustainability to homesteaders and it still can mean the same today. Uses for apples are more numerous than we realize. if I were to suggest to someone what one fruit tree that person should grow for a sustainable crop year after year, I would have to suggest the apple tree. Apples can be used in so many ways. Check out The Apple Tree and Personal Sustainability http://hubpages.com/living/The-Sustainability-of-an-Apple-Tree.
Make your own Pectin Using Your Own Apples
Did you know that you can make your own pectin for jelly making? All you need are some sour apples and a little trial and error. Directions are here in my article Make Your Own Pectin for Jame and Jelly Making. http://hubpages.com/food/Make-Your-own-Pectin-for-Jam-and-Jelly-Making
Of course, no Friday Gardening Tips Segment would be complete without a video, however, rather than giving a bunch of tips today, how about video about the story of Johnny Appleseed.
Donna Brown is pastor at Faith in God Church 1 1/2 miles south of Brandsville, Missouri on Hwy 63. Sunday services are at 10 am and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 pm. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has published a nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga. The next book Book IV of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag will be out in the near future.
Her most recent publication were two booklets Help From Kelp and Using Diatomaceous Earth Around the House and Yard. Available in paperback
.For more information about Cygnet Brown and her books, check out her website at http://www.cygnetbrow.com .