Citrus Tasting

Lucky friends and customers visiting or shopping at Main Street Trees landed in front of this table full of a dozen different citrus that were ripe on that day last month. It's helpful to taste the fruit before buying a tree. Grow what you and your family will most enjoy. Dozens of folks had a hands-on taste test of fruit ripe at that time.

New style gardeners are now growing plants in their yards that provide fruits and vegetables year round. To that, we add our backyard eggs and small-scale natural beekeeping for honey. And so we shop a little less. We know our food's source and that it's wholesome and good.

Backyard Hens

When visiting the nursery you’ll see our ten hens, happily patrolling the grounds scratching for tasty bugs and weeds. People are delighted to see how friendly and healthy they are. Many of our visitors decide they would like to have chickens in their own backyards. Napa allows folks with regular sized yards to have some hens (but no roosters.) Nothing beats the delicious fresh eggs! Also, hens provide natural insect control. And they contribute to the composting bin or pile—all for healthier gardens. Ask us about using worms to compost vegetable matter if you don’t have enough room for a regular compost pile. You can make your own fertilizer with your food scraps, weeds, prunings, papers and cardboard scraps.

Rainbow Chard

This color of Rainbow Chard is as beautiful as it is delicious. Chard usually self seeds so it can provide years of fresh greens for easy cooked or fresh eating. It comes in a 'rainbow' of colors and is a delight to have in every garden. It is one of the easiest foods to grow and it does fine in a container. The bigger the container the bigger the plant and much more food to eat.

Fruit / Food Hedge

 

Growing a lot of what you eat can be a pleasant way to live. Gardening can be a lifestyle choice where you get your exercise, fresh air, sunshine, a visit with nature and food for eating and sharing. Even if you rent or are moving soon you can have a container garden that can move when you do. Thinking of expanding your fruit trees soon? You can keep your fruit trees small enough to pick the fruit and prune without a ladder if you train it to be small and keeping it in a container is one way of dwarfing it.