5 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Fruit Trees

5 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Fruit Trees

I wish I knew this when I first started growing fruit trees! If I knew the 5 things I share in this video I would have saved years of time and frustration. Learn from my mistakes and spend more time harvesting.


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  1. my nguyen on October 6, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Really nice to see how passionate you are about your trees! Great informative tips!

  2. Nancy Freitas on October 6, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Can you recommend a place to buy good seeds/plants/trees

  3. Lamp in Deep Waters on October 6, 2021 at 8:18 am

    I have these weird bugs all over the old seed pods on my rose of Sharon. I was going to deadhead it then saw all these bugs and they are everywhere all over every pod. I was going to try to still dead head the tree and throw away the seeds and bugs but they are crawlers and it’s too hard to cut them off into a bag and not loose all the bugs on the ground too. 🤷

  4. MicrobeFeeder on October 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

    James! Thanks for these tips. I have a question off topic of fruit trees. Where do you buy your seeds? I want to grow some of the tomatoes you grow, but I want to get the best seeds. Thanks sir! Give Tuck some love from me!

  5. Mother Earth's Learner on October 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

    James, how have you taken care of borders in your peach trees/stone trees? Please help!!!

  6. izgubljen79 on October 6, 2021 at 8:21 am

    I don’t think it’s very desirable for someone who doesn’t know the difference between an apple tree and a plum tree to give us advice

  7. G B on October 6, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Hi James! What do you think/feel about pruning/training as an espalier? It’s interesting to see short trees take up so little space.

  8. Capsaicin Again on October 6, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Are there apple trees that are resistant to cedar apple rust? I have cedars near my property,

  9. RL M on October 6, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Good video! You doing any workshops next year?

  10. Nigel Lopez on October 6, 2021 at 8:28 am

    That Samurai saw is the best saw ever. I use it for landscaping.

  11. Plantpatootie on October 6, 2021 at 8:28 am

    As a novice gardener, I cant tell you how invaluable your channel has been!!

  12. James D on October 6, 2021 at 8:28 am

    My mistake was believing I could plant and irrigate a dozen apple trees, and just sit back and watch them grow and produce tons of fruit. The maintenance in keeping them going is very time consuming and no fruit three years later.

  13. Go Green World on October 6, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Why don’t you just graft them with apricots, you already have established root systema

  14. RawJola on October 6, 2021 at 8:35 am

    QUICK QUESTION: I eat bananas on daily basis. What are the peels good for for my garden? Thank you ❤️

  15. Timmer on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Bugs ruin everything. xD

  16. Lamp in Deep Waters on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    How’s the diatomaceous earth stuff vs the clay when it comes to pollinators?

  17. Amanda Flannery on October 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

    So… I pruned my apple trees in a cup shape, they no longer have a center leader… are they going to be okay!? 😬

  18. Edelweiss on October 6, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Amazing!!!! Thank you very much for your video!!!

  19. Victor Manuel on October 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Thank you!!!

  20. Muhamad Rizal on October 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

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  21. D Torrice on October 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Please consider starting a channel on Rumble. I cannot support youtube much longer.

  22. James Palmer on October 6, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Could you please provide a link to the surround kaolin clay spray?

  23. George on October 6, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I have 5 fruit trees I planted this past spring- 2 apple, 2 pear, 1 peach. As it turns out, I’ll be moving in the next few months. Will I be able to transplant these and take them with me? I’m in New Jersey as well.

  24. Vixen Fatale on October 6, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I have a question. If there is a way to Email u. I have an Apricot tree but idk how I am suppose to cut branches back. It has shoots of all over at the base stem

  25. Jet W on October 6, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Hi, James! I successfully grew a tiny little apple tree from seed following your method (Thank you for making that video❤🙏). It’s been about 1 year and 10 months now, the seed grew into a little apple tree about 1 foot tall. It was growing healthily indoor in a cut-up water bottle, I was so joyful to see it growing up everyday. Unfortunately, after I changed it to a pot and added new soil, it started to have white particle like white mold covering the new leaves, it quickly extended to the whole tree within a month. I don’t know what it is, and I don’t know what to do with it. Could you please help me identify the problem and give me some advice? How do I show you the photos? Thank you in advance🙏

  26. tom h on October 6, 2021 at 8:44 am

    I’d like to add my mistake, planting them too deep. more or less put the trunk flare level with the ground, was ok initially, but when chop and dropping and mulching and composting, it eventually builds up too high and they suffocate and struggle…mounds are important. input?

  27. DL86 on October 6, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Plum curculio is a weevil i live in zone 8b Georgia. Get a product called Tanglefoot and put it at base of your tree its a gamechanger.

  28. franklyandrew on October 6, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I would hope that the wood chip ground cover is not cedar chips , toxic leaching.

  29. Omap on October 6, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Where do you get your bare root trees/seeds? I live pretty close, right across the river in PA.

  30. ZEN Christafarian on October 6, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Great great video

  31. NM Nate on October 6, 2021 at 8:48 am

    James, open center works GREAT for semi-dwarf apples. Just because they want to grow a little more upright doesn’t mean they don’t do great pruned into a more spreading shape. Tying or spreading limbs is an excellent way to help ensure you get nice and strong crotch angles. Many types of fruit trees are going to want to grow fairly upright with weak crotch angles and that’ll risk your trees’ health when you have heavy fruit or a windstorm.

  32. The Druid's Den on October 6, 2021 at 8:51 am

    This is a huge help, thank you! ♥️

  33. suprafreak2100 on October 6, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Something to consider is not cutting any part of the tree for the first 4 years of its life. A study done out in Africa showed more production with bigger and healthier less diseased trees. The trees are also too close to each other which makes you have to prune at the early age but that also causes disease and pest pressure, I know it sucks having a small space but most problems that are spoke of are caused by this system.

  34. Deirdre J Baker on October 6, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for all your videos. I’m in NY and love that you’re in my zone too so it’s easy to follow what you teach and apply it to my area.

  35. Rachel Conradie on October 6, 2021 at 8:57 am

    You are amazing!

  36. astralfarmer on October 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Honestly just clicked the video for the energy of the intro 😂🔥

  37. Ana Flores on October 6, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Great video and info

  38. Minot Sungoh on October 6, 2021 at 9:02 am

    I had lost two of my Citrus fruit tree #Orange # to insect eating up my orange from centre of the trunk, my orange tree bear much fruits. I want to protect my orange tree from this insect but i dont get help from any source. Please help with some kind of information Thanks #from India

  39. bridgetbean79 on October 6, 2021 at 9:03 am

    So helpful! Thanks for posting this. I’m in south central PA. Just ordered my first order (from Raintree!). 2 apples on way!!

  40. Deirdre J Baker on October 6, 2021 at 9:04 am


  41. Andrew Vukich on October 6, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Not gonna lie, intro was kind of annoying. I get it, it’s Jersey, but eh.

    The actual video itself was very insightful and informative. I will definitely be watching more and just skipping past the first 30 seconds 😂
    Keep it up bro.

  42. NM Nate on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Yep…disease resistant bare root fruit trees are a MUST. For apples, I’d say rootstock selection can be of great importance too. Any dwarf or most semi-dwarf apple rootstocks are going to need permanent staking to keep the trees from falling over. It’s not well advertised by retailers / nurseries. Orange pippin trees has pretty good resources for apple rootstocks and excellent selection.

  43. NM Nate on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    If you’re still having plum curculio problems, you can consider using beneficial nematodes to reduce the populations (looks like multiple varieties will work nicely). I water my nematodes into the soil, it’s pretty easy to do and has made a huge difference with some pests.

  44. TheGrotusMaximus on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Can anybody make an edit where it doesn’t feel like this dude is shouting in my face and poking me in the chest the whole time?

  45. Lamp in Deep Waters on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    What do you use if there’s a scale infestation? Most the trees are on my neighbors surrounding me at the fence line and all the tree canopy surrounding our whole property is badly infested. I did a drench of the roots but wasn’t enough and I did it too late by the time I figured out what was going on between ants and scales infesting all the trees and then the garden. I Kno the issue now and wonder if there’s a better way.

  46. Danielle Gal on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am


  47. Jet W on October 6, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Love the energy you put in every video! ❤

  48. Amanda Kilpatrick on October 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    I love your energy 😀

  49. जुल्मी जाट on October 6, 2021 at 9:14 am

    U can sprey ur subsoil insted of karoline clay

  50. j h on October 6, 2021 at 9:16 am

    If you don’t get hyped watching this dude, you are broken.

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