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Growing Nuts in the North A Personal Story of the Author's Experience of 33 Years with Nut Culture in Minnesota and Wisconsin   By: (1894-1973)

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Growing Nuts in the North is a fascinating memoir that takes readers on an insightful journey into the world of nut cultivation. Authored by Carl Weschcke, whose extensive experience with nut culture spans over three decades in the challenging climates of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the book offers a unique blend of personal anecdotes, practical advice, and a deep passion for the subject matter.

Weschcke's writing style is engaging, making it easy for both novices and experienced gardeners to follow along. He begins by sharing his personal story and how he developed an interest in nut cultivation. From there, the narrative takes readers through the challenges and triumphs Weschcke faced while establishing a successful nut orchard.

What sets Growing Nuts in the North apart from other gardening books is the author's emphasis on adapting to harsh climates and challenging growing conditions. Weschcke provides invaluable insights on selecting appropriate nut tree species, understanding soil types, and effectively managing pests and diseases. His wealth of knowledge and practical advice make this book an indispensable guide for those looking to embark on their own nut-growing endeavors in similar climates.

Moreover, Weschcke's personal experiences bring an endearing touch to the narrative. His anecdotes about experimenting with various cultivation methods, his encounters with wildlife, and the numerous setbacks he faced serve not only to entertain but also to educate readers about the realities of nut culture. It is clear that the author's passion for nuts goes beyond mere cultivation; he truly appreciates the beauty and intricacy of these trees and the fruits they bear.

One small critique of the book is that it could benefit from more detailed illustrations or photographs. While Weschcke's descriptions are vivid, visual aids would greatly enhance the reader's understanding of various techniques, tree structures, and the overall progress of his orchard throughout the years. Nonetheless, his clear explanations and use of descriptive language compensate for this minor shortcoming.

In conclusion, Growing Nuts in the North is a comprehensive and inspiring memoir that offers invaluable guidance to aspiring nut cultivators in challenging climates. Weschcke's personal journey, combined with his extensive knowledge and practical advice, make this book a must-read for anyone interested in nut culture, whether for personal or commercial purposes. Above all, readers will be left with a profound appreciation for the resilience and beauty of nut trees and the rewarding experiences that they bring.

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[Illustration: Eat more nuts Carl Weschcke author]


A personal story of the author's experience of 33 years with nut culture in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Includes his failures as well as final successes.

Scientific as well as readable for the amateur horticulturist with many illustrations. Tells how to grow and to propagate nut bearing trees and shrubs.






Copyright 1954





Only a few books have been written on the subject of nut trees and their bearing habits, and very little of that material applies to their propagation in cold climates. For these reasons I am relating some of the experiences I have had in the last thirty two years in raising nut trees in Wisconsin. To me, this has been a hobby with results both practical and ornamental far beyond my original conception. I hope that the information I am giving will be of help and interest to those who, like myself, enjoy having nut bearing trees in their dooryards, and that it will prevent their undergoing the failures and disappointments I sometimes met with in pioneering along this line. Since my purpose is to give advice and assistance to those whose interest parallels mine by relating my successes and failures and what I learned from each, I have included only those details of technique which are pertinent... Continue reading book >>

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